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Nouns are words that refer to?
People, things, places, abstract, ideas, feelings, substance or quality.
What word endings show that a word is a noun?
Include -ity (possibility), -ment (employment), -ness (happiness), -ation (probation) and –hood (childhood).
Singular nouns are preceded by?
A, an , the, another, every, some, my, this, that, etc..
When they refer to things or people in general, are plural nouns preceded by a determiner?
Do nouns come before or after an adjective?
Nouns can act as?
Subject, direct object, a compliment of linking verbs (be, seem, become, appear, etc.), as appositives, as an adjective, as the object of a preposition.
Common nouns refer, in a general sense, to?
A person, place or thing.
Proper nouns refer to the name of a specific person, place or thing and are always?
Capitalized. (days of week, months, institutions, organizations, etc.)
Nouns that refer to ideas, concepts, or anything that can not be perceived through our five physical senses (beauty, childhood, loneliness, love, etc.) are known as?
Abstract nouns.
When it refers to a group of things, people or animals (e.g. class, committee, herd, flock, etc.) the noun is called?
When they can be enumerated, nouns are?
Countable. (e.g. a table, two tables.)
Substances or concepts that can’t be enumerated are?
Uncountable and singular.
In general, nouns are pluralized by?
Adding an –s to the end of the word.
The pluralizing –es ending is used with nouns that?
End with -ch, -s, -sh, -ss or –x. (e.g. churches, faxes, etc.)
If the noun ends in an –o, add?
An –s or –es. (e.g. piano-s or potato-es)
A noun ending with a vowel +”y” should be pluralized with?
An –s. (e.g. days or keys)
A noun with irregular plurals might include?
Woman/women, man/men, tooth/teeth, foot/feet.
Words like wife or wolf, i.e., ending with “f” or with “f” + vowel are pluralized?
By adding a –ves.
An example of a noun that is plural but does not take an –s?
Single items that have two parts and considered plural nouns, include?
Scissors, scales, pants, etc.
What examples can you give of nouns that end with an –s, are not plural and are uncountable?
News, physics, cards, darts, measles, etc.
A noun ending in a consonant + “y” should be pluralized with?
An –ies (e.g. party - parties)
Women, men, teeth, children, mice, feet are examples of?
Irregular plural nouns.
Shorts, pants, scissors, pajamas are examples of nouns that refer to?
Single items that have two parts. (They are considered plural nouns)
Nouns that refer to a group of people or things that can be used with a singular or plural verb are known as?
Collective nouns. (Army, herd, family, staff, team, etc.)
Collective nouns are used with plural verbs when?
We think of them as a group of people or things or in a more personal way.
Collective nouns using a plural verb can be replaced by?
Collective nouns are used with singular verbs when?
We think of them as a unit or in an impersonal way.
Collective nouns using a singular verb can be replaced by?
Uncountable nouns are also known as?
Mass nouns.
Nouns that refer to abstract ideas, concepts, substances which can not be counted are known as?
Uncountable nouns.
Uncountable can not be used with the article?
A or an.
Can uncountable nouns be used with numbers?
Examples of uncountable nouns include?
Love, air, water, currency, news, luggage, equipment, etc.
How can we indicate quantity when using uncountable nouns?
Use “some”, “a piece of…”, “a bit of…”,”a…of…”
What happens to the meaning when uncountable, such as noise, light, hair, room, paper, or coffee/tea, are used as countable nouns?
The meaning changes.
In terms of gender, most nouns are?
Neutral (neuter)
A noun that refers to something with male sexual organs is?
A noun that refers to something with female sexual organs is?
Is the use of gender in professions used rarely nowadays?