martes, 16 de mayo de 2017

PARTS OF SPEECH: NOUNS & PRONOUNS


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DEFINITION: A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea.


  • A concrete noun names an object that occupies space or that can be recognized by the senses. e.g. water, dinosaur, leave.
  • An abstract noun names an idea, a quality, or a characteristic. e.g. surprise, wellness,  intelligence
  • A singular noun names one person, place, thing, or idea. 
  • A plural noun names more than one.
  • A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, thing, or idea. e.g. William Shakespeare, Argentina, May
  • A common noun is the general -not the particular- name of a person, a place, a thing, or an idea. e.g. writer, country, month
  • A collective noun names a group. e.g. jury, committee

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Resultado de imagen para pronounsDEFINITION: A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.

IMPORTANT: The word or group of words that a pronoun refers to is called its antecedent.

  • A personal pronoun refers to a specific person or thing. e.g. He wants to be awarded the Nobel prize!
  • A reflexive pronoun refers to a noun or another pronoun and indicates that the same person or thing is involved. e.g He discovered the answer himself.
  • A possessive adjective takes the place of the possessive form of a noun. e.g His discovery will change the history of science.
  • A demonstrative pronoun points out specific persons, places, things, or ideas. e.g That is his laboratory.
  • An interrogative pronoun is used to form questions. e.g Who wants to be a Nobel Prize?
  • A relative pronoun is used to begin a special subject-verb word group called a subordinate clause. e.g This is the scientist who discovered the vaccine against cholera.
  • An indefinite pronoun refers to people, places, or things in a general way. (all, another, any, anything,  everything, both, ...) e.g Is there anything to add?
PORTFOLIO:
  • Copy these definitions
  • look up NEW examples
DEADLINE: MAY 22

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