Saturday, September 17, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 16-20 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Instructions: Pick out the nouns in the following sentences and tell whether they are common or proper.

1. Mrs. Mills told the officer at the post office to weigh the package.

2. The principal at the school held Eric after the bell.

3. Sheep and horses eat grass shorter than cattle.

4. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to Americans.

5. War is a terrible thing that all nations should work to stop.


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Answers:

1. Mrs. Mills - proper; officer, post office, package - common.

2. Eric - proper; principal, school, bell - common

3. Sheep, horses, grass, cattle - common

4. Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Americans - proper

5. War, thing, nations - common

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Lesson 20 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Three other specific classifications for nouns are collective nouns, count nouns, and mass nouns. Collective nouns name groups, such as team, class, and choir. Count nouns can be counted. You can use a, an, many, or a number before count nouns. Examples include: one boy, six sheep, and many days. Mass nouns are not countable and include words like gasoline, water, and dirt.

Instructions: Find the nouns in these sentences and classify them as collective nouns, count nouns, or mass nouns.

1. Get some gasoline, or the class will be late arriving.

2. The alien group should come by bus soon.

3. The orchestra will be playing in the arena in the evening.

4. The water at the beach was covered with oil.


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Answers:

1. gasoline - mass; class - collective

2. group - collective; bus - count

3. orchestra - collective; arena and evening - count

4. water and oil - mass; beach - count

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lesson 19 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Nouns can also be classified in specific ways. Concrete nouns, abstract nouns, and compound nouns are three such ways. Concrete nouns name things that exist physically as sidewalk, bird, toy, hair, and rain. Abstract nouns name ideas, characteristics, or qualities as courage, pride, goodness, and success. Compound nouns are made up of more than one word as dining room, Bill of Rights, Jeff Hansen, and home run.

Instructions: In the following sentences find the nouns and classify them as concrete, abstract, or compound.

1. People like to see a home run hit over the wall.

2. My daughter works for the post office in Salt Lake City.

3. Rhode Island is a success although smaller than Texas.

4. Respect must be earned, but honesty should always be our policy.


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Answers:

1. People and wall are concrete nouns. Home run is a compound noun.

2. Daughter is a concrete noun, while post office and Salt Lake City are compound nouns.

3. Rhode Island is compound; success is abstract; Texas is concrete.

4. Respect, honesty, and policy abstract nouns.

Compound nouns can also be concrete or abstract.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lesson 18 Parts of Speech - Nouns

Nouns are classified into two general classifications, proper and common. Proper nouns name a special person, place or thing and begin with capital letters. All other nouns begin with small letters and are common nouns.

Examples of common nouns include: city, man, boat, and radio. These could be changed into proper noun forms by naming specifics: Salt Lake City, Mr. Jones, Santa Maria, and Motorola.

Instructions: Pick out the nouns in these sentences and tell if they are common or proper.

1. Becky went with her sisters to Disneyland on Friday.

2. My youngest son is in Brazil until September.

3. Mr. Smith works with his wife in American Fork.

4. Love could bring marriage to Mark and Terri.


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Answers:

1. Becky, Disneyland, Friday - proper nouns; sisters - common noun

2. Brazil and September - proper nouns; son - common noun

3. Mr. Smith and American Fork - proper nouns; wife - common noun

4. Mark and Terri - proper nouns; love and marriage - common nouns (love is capitalized because it begins the sentence).

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lesson 17 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Nouns can be singular (as in Lesson 16) or be plural in form. Plural means two or more. Plurals are formed by adding s, es, changing y to i and adding es, and with changes in spelling as in man becoming men. Examples: car, cars; fox, foxes; baby, babies; man, men.

Instructions: Find the nouns in the following sentences. Some are plurals and some are not.

1. Computers are making work easier for secretaries.

2. Children always require great energies from parents.

3. Labors on farms take great effort by workers.

4. Alaina doesn't like puzzles or mathematics.


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Answers:

1. Computers, work, secretaries.

2. Children, energies, parents.

3. Labors, farms, effort, workers.

4. Alaina, puzzles, mathematics.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Lesson 16 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

A noun is a word that names a person, place, or thing. It also one of the eight parts of speech. Examples: man, city, book, and courage. Nouns often follow words like a, an, and the.

Instructions: Pick out all the nouns in these sentences.

1. The teacher told the student that a person should always be loyal.

2. People with perseverance will be successful in life.

3. I bought a new pen at the drugstore across the street.

4. The man said to the policeman that he had not seen the accident.


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Answers:

1. teacher, student, person

2. people, perseverance, life

3. pen, drugstore, street

4. man, policeman, accident

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