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Parts of Speech NOUNS

What are Nouns? : 

What are Nouns? Nouns are names of things, people, places or ideas. Ex. desk, plane, happiness, glory, crowd, London, Ahmed, walker… Every sentence must have a noun.

How to identify a Noun? : 

How to identify a Noun? 1. It can directly follow articles (a, and, the) or quantity words (some, a lot, ten).      (Nouns usually use an article, but not always.) 2. It can be pluralized. (Uncountable nouns do not have a plural form, but you can test these by adding a quantity word such as any or some.) If a word is a noun:

Example: Is the word dance a noun? : 

Example: Is the word dance a noun? 1.  It can directly follow articles (a, the) or quantity words (some, a lot, ten): The dance was held on Saturday. Some dancers are professionals. 2.  It can be pluralized:  The dances were fast and lively.

What are the types of Nouns? : 

What are the types of Nouns? Nouns are: People or places Proper Nouns Ex. France, Madrid, Ayman, Sarah… 2. Things Common Nouns Ex. table, cat, man, star… 3. Ideas Abstract Nouns Ex. beauty, fear, courage, anger…

Abstract Nouns : 

Abstract Nouns They are words that you cannot: HEAR SEE SMELL TOUCH TASTE

A Noun is usually abstract if it ends in one of these suffixes: : 

A Noun is usually abstract if it ends in one of these suffixes: -tion dictation / realization / motion -sion submission / decision -ism patriotism / favoritism -ity personality / reality / charity -ment movement / refreshment / amazement -ness loneliness / silliness / tiredness -ance importance / clearance -ence patience / existence -ship friendship / dictatorship -hood adulthood / childhood

NOTE that… : 

NOTE that… The Suffix –er is usually: added to a verb to indicate a person who does an activity: writer, worker, singer,etc... (sometimes -or, as in actor, sailor, supervisor,...) -er/-or are also used for things which do a particular job: tin-opener, projector,etc ...

Fill in the blanks forming suitable abstract nouns from the words given in the brackets : 

Fill in the blanks forming suitable abstract nouns from the words given in the brackets 1. His ---------------- was made in haste. (decide) 2. The streets of Singapore are known for their ------ (clean) 3. The boy’s ----------------upset his mother. (lazy) 4. Switzerland is famous for its natural -------------. (beautiful) 5. You should be able to know the ----------------- between right and wrong. (differ) 6. Was World War I ----------------? (avoid) 7. Your explanation is not related to ----------------. (real) 8. We must encourage the national ----------------. (aware) 9. She collapsed because of ----------------. (hungry) 10. Liza prefers a precise --------- of the seats at dinner. (arrange)

ANSWER KEY : 

ANSWER KEY DECISION CLEANLINESS LAZINESS BEAUTY DIFFERENCE 6) AVOIDABLE 7) REALITY 8) AWARENESS HUNGER ARRANGEMENT

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