Saturday, September 12, 2020

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

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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 told the officer at the post office to weigh the package.
      Mrs. Mills - proper noun
      officer, post office, package - common nouns

2. The principal at the school held Eric after the bell.
      Eric - proper noun
      principal, school, bell - common nouns

3. Sheep and horses eat grass shorter than cattle.
      Sheep, horses, grass, cattle - common nouns

4. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to Americans.
      Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Americans - proper nouns

5. War is a terrible thing that all nations should work to stop.
      War, thing, nations - common nouns


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Friday, September 11, 2020

Lesson 20 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

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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. Get some gasoline, or the class will be late arriving.
      gasoline - mass noun
      class - collective noun

2. The alien group should come by bus soon.
      group - collective noun
      bus - count noun

3. The orchestra will be playing in the arena in the evening.
      orchestra - collective noun
      arena and evening - count nouns

4. The water at the beach was covered with oil.
      water and oil - mass nouns
      beach - count noun


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lesson 19 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

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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 like to see a home run hit over the wall.
      People and wall - concrete nouns
      home run - compound noun

2. My daughter works for the post office in Salt Lake City.
      daughter - concrete noun
      post office and Salt Lake City - compound nouns

3. Rhode Island is a success although smaller than Texas.
      Rhode Island - compound noun
      success - abstract noun
      Texas - concrete noun

4. Respect must be earned, but honesty should always be our policy.
      Respect, honesty, and policy - abstract nouns

Note: Compound nouns can also be concrete or abstract.


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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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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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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Answers:

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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Monday, September 7, 2020

Lesson 16 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

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A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.  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. 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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