Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lesson 17 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

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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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1. Computers, work, secretaries.

2. Children, energies, parents.

3. Labors, farms, effort, workers.

4. Alaina, puzzles, mathematics.

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  1. Mathematics is singular. It is defined as "The study of quantity, structure, space, and change." It is a noun that happens to end in an s.
    Mathematic is an adjective.

    1. This a good point. Mathematics is singular. If you read the instructions again, you will note that they state, "Some are plural and some are not." Thank you for your comment.