Nouns & Pronouns

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        Quia quiz over nouns

        Quia quiz: Identifying types of nouns

       

There are several different types of noun, as follows:

Common noun
A common noun is a noun that refers to people or things in general, e.g. boy, country, bridge, city, birth, day, happiness.

Proper noun
A proper noun is a name that identifies a particular person, place, or thing, e.g. Steven, Africa, London, Monday. In written English, proper nouns begin with capital letters.

Concrete noun
A concrete noun is a noun which refers to people and to things that exist physically and can be seen, touched, smelled, heard, or tasted. Examples include dog, building, coffee, tree, rain, beach, tune.

Abstract noun
An abstract noun is a noun which refers to ideas, qualities, and conditions - things that cannot be seen or touched and things which have no physical reality, e.g. truth, danger, happiness, time, friendship, humor.

Collective nouns
Collective nouns refer to groups of people or things, e.g. audience, family, government, team, jury. In American English, most collective nouns are treated as singular, with a singular verb:

The whole family was at the table.


Compound noun
A compound noun is a noun made by combining two words, e.g. backpack, sidewalk, toothpaste.

A noun may belong to more than one category. For example, happiness is both a common noun and an abstract noun, while Mount Everest is both a concrete noun and a proper noun.

        Nouns (video 5 mins)

          Common and Proper Nouns (video 2 mins)

          Singular and Plural Nouns (video 5 mins)

          Possessive Nouns (video 5 mins)

          Concrete and Abstract Nouns (video 5 mins)

          Compound Nouns (video 3 mins)

          Collective Nouns (video 2 mins)

          Count and Non-Count Nouns (video 4 mins)

          Regular and Irregular Nouns (video 3 mins)

      Pronouns (PowerPoint)

         Pronoun Chart (pdf)

         Identifying Antecedents Practice (PowerPoint)

         Indefinite Pronouns

         Pronoun Agreement (Grammar Bytes)

         Pronoun Agreement Practice (online)

         Nice guide and practice (Word doc)

      Subject / Verb Agreement

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