Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Lesson 18 Parts of Speech - Nouns

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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 went with her sisters to Disneyland on Friday.
      Becky, Disneyland, Friday - proper nouns
      sisters - common noun

2. My youngest son is in Brazil until September.
      Brazil and September - proper nouns
      son - common noun

3. Mr. Smith works with his wife in American Fork.
      Mr. Smith and American Fork - proper nouns
      wife - common noun

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


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