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Grade 4 - English Language
2.15 Nouns and Their Types

A noun is a person, place, thing, or an idea. Every sentence has a noun.

Person: boy, Jacob, etc.
Place: library, mall, city, Detroit, etc.
Thing: table, door, CD, lamp, etc.

A noun is a word that tells who or what did the action or was acted upon in the sentence.
Example: The captain wore a shiny white hat.

Kinds of Nouns:

Common Noun: A common noun names any person or place.
Examples: woman, mountain, school

Proper Noun: A proper noun names a specific or a particular person or place. Proper nouns start with capital letters.
Examples: George Bush, West side Elementary School

Singular Noun: A singular noun names one person, place or thing and a plural noun names more than one.
Examples: singular - town and plural- towns

Collective Noun: When a noun stands for a group or collection of persons or things taken as one whole, it is called a collective noun.
Examples: a flock of sheep, a crowd of people, an army of soldiers

Possessive Noun: A possessive noun names who or what owns something.
Examples: Bob's coat, the dog's bone

Abstract Noun: An abstract noun is the name of something that one cannot see or touch but can think of and talk about.
Examples: Dan's father is a very intelligent man.

Directions: Answer the following questions. Write at least four examples for each of the noun types described above. As a homework, read a book and find examples of each type of noun described above.
Q 1: Identify the noun. The principal called for three volunteers from her class.
principal, volunteers, class

Q 2: Choose the proper noun. (Finally the travelers reached Mexico.)

Q 3: Identify the noun. The little girls whispered their secret to each other.
secret, girls

Q 4: Identify the noun. Someone stole the three pencils from my bag!
bag, pencils

Q 5: Identify the noun. Many children ran to the park to play after school.
ran, play
children, park
children, park, school

Q 6: Choose the proper noun. (The seven men reach the Grand Canyon.)
Grand Canyon

Q 7: Choose the common noun. (The group crossed the Rocky Mountains.)
Rocky Mountains

Q 8: Choose the common nouns. (The explorers met people from California.)
met, from
explorers, people
California, people

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