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Nouns – are name words, could be name of persons, places, things or events.

 

Nouns

 

SAMPLE STORY – “Events”

It was Pet’s Day in school. The 2nd grade pupils took their favorite animal pets to school. The classes had a Show-and-Tell Time. Most of the pupils had pet dogs. A few had a pet, birds. The birds were in little cages. A boy showed and talked about his pet hamster. How happy the children were on Pet’s Day.

 

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PLURAL NOUNS ENDING WITH -S AND -ES

 

Nouns can be ONE or MORE THAN ONE.

Singular Nouns – Nouns that mean only ONE person, place, thing, animal or event.

Plural Nouns – Nouns that mean MORE THAN ONE/Several names of persons, places, things, animals or events.

 

singular-plural nouns

 

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RULES IN PLURALIZING NOUNS:

  SINGULAR                                                   TO FORM PLURAL  

  1. Most singular nouns                                                      Add -s

Ex. plate-plates, melon-melons

  1. Nouns ending with -s, -ss, -x, -z, -ch, -sh                   Add -es

Ex. bush-bushes, match-matches

  1. Nouns ending with a consonant and y                    Change y to i and add -es

Ex. bunny-bunnies, fairy-fairies

  1. Nouns ending with a vowel and y                           Add -s

Ex. boy-boys, key-keys

  1. Nouns ending with -f or -fe                                       Add -s to most nouns,

Change f to v and -es to other nouns

Ex. wife-wives, belief-beliefs

  1. Nouns ending with a vowel and o                           Add -s

Ex. video-videos, radio-radios

  1. Nouns ending with a consonant and o                  Generally add -s, but

sometimes -es

Ex. potato-potatoes, piano-pianos

Rules in Pluralizing Nouns

On the other hand, these rules may not be applicable to some other nouns – the “Irregular Nouns”.

 

TIPS IN FORMING THE PLURALS OF IRREGULAR NOUNS

 

Parts of Speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, determiners, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions & interjections

  1. Changing some letters in the singular form.

Examples:

man-men                                            goose-geese

woman-women                                   tooth-teeth

foot-feet                                              louse-lice

  1. Add some letters to the singular form.

Examples:

child-children

ox-oxen

  1. Some irregular nouns have the same singular and plural forms.

Examples:

sheep-sheep                                        furniture-furniture

Chinese- Chinese                                salmon-salmon

cattle-cattle                                        equipment-equipment

KINDS OF NOUNS

Proper Nouns – are particular/specific names of persons, places, things or events.

They are always capitalized.

Common Nouns – general names of persons, places, things or events.

They are not capitalized, except if they begin a sentence.

Examples:

Proper noun and common noun

 

GENDER OF NOUNS

Chapter 4 – Nouns Have Genders

Gender– is the quality of a noun that distinguishes sex.

There are three genders involved: Masculine, Feminine, and Neuter.

Masculine – denotes the male sex.

Feminine – denotes the female sex.

Neuter – does not denote any of the sexes.

Examples:

Noun Gender

 NOUN COUNTERS

Noun Counters – are signal words that pluralize nouns.

Lists of Noun Counters:

  • many
  • several
  • a few
  • a dozen
  • some

Examples:

  1. Many students are at the campsite.
  2. Several children are cleaning the place.
  3. A hundred scouts are going to the camp.
  4. A dozen campers are girls.
  5. Ten campers have been assigned to check on the cleanliness in the camp.

Count Nouns, Non-count Nouns and Partitives

Count Nouns – Nouns that can be counted.

Non-count Nouns – Nouns that cannot be counted and it is also called Mass Nouns

Continue. . .

 

Collective Nouns

Collective Nouns – are name of groups of people, places, and animals.

Collective Nouns for People

  • army
  • orchestra
  • choir
  • band
  • group
  • class
  • audience
  • chorus

Collective Nouns for Places – require to use article “the”

  • the United Kingdom
  • the United Sates of America
  • the Alps
  • the Canary Islands
  • the Great Lakes

Collective Nouns for Animals

  • a flock of birds, chickens
  • a school of fish
  • a pride of lions
  • a hive of bees
  • a swarm of ants, bees, flies
  • a herd of cattle, sheep, goats
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