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A noun is word that names a person, place, thing, concept, idea, act, or characteristic.
Common nouns refer to general ideas, objects, places, and concpets and are NOT cpaitalized.
ex, girl, man, house, bridge, class
Proper nouns refer to specific ideas, people, concpets, and objects and ARE capitalized.
ex. Brianna, Golden Gate Bridge, English
Concreate nouns name things that are physical and able to be touched.
ex, desk, bottle, phone
Abstract nouns name something that cannot be seen or touched but can be thought or felt.
ex., love, hate, Buddhism
Collective nouns name a group or collection of people, things, places, concepts, or characteristics.
\ex., family, team, flock, gaggle, litter, bunch, dozen
Compound nouns are made up of two or more words.
/ex. baseball, middle school, mother-in-law
Singular nouns refer to only thing, person, place, idea/concept, or characteristic.
/ex. dog, teacher, dress, test
Plural nouns refer to more than one thing, person, place, idea/concpet, or characteristic.
/ex. teachers, boxes, butterflies, echoes
Subject noun: when noun does something or is talked about in the sentence
Predicate noun: when the noun repeats or renames the subject
Possessive noun: when the noun shows ownership
Object noun: when noun is used as teh direct object, the indirect person, or teh object of the preposition
When the noun does something or is being talked about within a sentence
ex. The dog ran quickly.
When the noun repeats or renames the subject
ex. A classroom is a great place to learn new things
When the noun shows ownership
ex. My mother's face beamed
Whenthe noun i sused as teh direct object, the indirect object, or the object of the prepostion
ex. You will love the sandwich on wheat bread
A word that shows action(s) or a state of being.
Verbs can also be linking verbs that link the subject to the words that describe it. Such as is, has, been, and was.
Helping verbs are words that aid in the formation of tense.
/ex. shall, will, should, would, could, must, can, may, have, has, had, do, did, is, are, was, were, am, being, been.
Shows the action is happening now
Shows the action happened in the past or before (uses ed)
Shows that teh action will happen (uses will)
Present perfect tense
When the action begins in the past but concludes in the present. (Add "has" or "have" to the past participle.)
/ex. It has taken a very long time to write this book.
Past perfect tense
When teh avtion begins in the past and is completed in the past. (Add "had" to the past participle.)
/ex. I had hoped to be finished by November