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Nouns : 

Nouns Kristi Reyes MiraCosta College

Nouns are naming words : 

Nouns are naming words They name a P___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ P ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ T ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ C ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (idea) L ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ C __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Examples : 

Examples Person / people Place Thing Concept / idea Living creature

Types of nouns : 

Types of nouns Nouns can be common Examples: Proper Examples:

Types of nouns : 

Types of nouns Nouns can be count (1, 2, 3, 4… singular and plural) Examples: Nouns can be non-count (no plural form, always singular) liquids, things that are in mass (gases), things that have very small pieces that cannot be counted or separated Examples:

Count Nouns : 

Count Nouns Can be singular or plural Let’s review the spelling rules for regular plural nouns Usually you only need to add –s to make these nouns plural

Regular Plural Nouns : 

Regular Plural Nouns Rule 1 = One student, two _______________ A picture, some _______________ Rule 2 = A class, three _____________ One watch, many ____________ A dish, several ______________

Regular Plural Nouns : 

Regular Plural Nouns Rule 3 = One potato, two _____________ Rule 4 = a dictionary, five _______________ a baby, a lot of ________________ Rule 5 = one wife, three _____________ a knife, two ________________ one loaf of bread, many __________ of bread

Common Irregular Plurals : 

Common Irregular Plurals Singular Plural Man Woman Foot Tooth Mouse Child Person Fish Sheep Men Women Feet Teeth Mice Children People Fish Sheep

Other Irregular Nouns : 

Other Irregular Nouns These nouns have no singular form (always plural) Scissors Pajamas Slacks/pants/trousers/jeans/shorts Clothes Glasses (for seeing) The police Units of time, distance (Ten miles is…, A million dollars is …)

Other Irregular Plurals : 

Other Irregular Plurals See list of less common irregular plurals

Before practicing … : 

Before practicing … What is correct? This / that person or people? These / those student or students? People is / are? Men do / does? Women was / were? Children have / has? Friends go / goes?

Handout : 

Handout Check with a classmate when you finish! Quiz next week on Noun Plurals Any questions?

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