|A noun is a word that names a person, place or thing.|
|PERSONS: ||child, teacher, Jack, Mrs. Williamson, friend|
|PLACES: ||gym, Chicago, restaurant, Egypt, Lake Huron |
|THINGS: ||rice, book, pencil, computer, Sears Tower, baseball|
|IDEAS: ||loyalty, happiness, justice, liberty, cowardice, fear, beauty |
Nouns are used in many ways in sentences:
- They can be the subjects of sentences.
Example: The truck overturned on the sharp curve outside Henry Parkview.
- Nouns can be direct objects. The direct object follows the verb and completes its meaning. It answers the question who or what.
Example: Sally's family bought a new car.
- Nouns can be indirect objects. An indirect object comes between the verb and the direct object and tells to whom or from whom something was done.
Example: She gave Sally a big hug.
Directions: Answer the following questions. On a sheet of paper, write five example sentences showing nouns used as subjects, direct objects, and indirect objects.