Monday, December 13, 2010

NOUNS ~ Common + Proper + Abstract + Collective


Pic by G.W. aka P.A. ~ A view of Safety Beach on Port Phillip Bay
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NOUNS ARE NAMES/TITLES OF OBJECTS, BOOKS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, PEOPLE, PLACES, SHIPS, FEELINGS OR IDEAS

Common nouns (able to be seen) are names of objects which are identified by a lower case letter.
e.g. water, sand, sky, table, computer
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Compound nouns are two or more words that together name a single object.
e.g. power lines, boat shed, book shelf

Abstract nouns (unseen) are names of feelings or ideas which are identified by a lower case letter.
e.g. communication, security, love (may be a verb too), idea, feeling, shame

Collective nouns are special names for a group of living or non-living things.
e.g. herd of cattle, flock of birds, pride of lions, gaggle of geese, nest of tables

Proper nouns are names/titles of books, movies, TV shows, hurricanes, businesses, schools, people, nationalities, religions, art styles, eras, places or ships which are identified by a capital letter.

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