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noun
A ________ is a word that names a (person, place, or thing).
common, proper, compound, and collective
Nouns come in these varieties:
common nouns
(Girl, city, and food), are types of:
proper nouns
(Barbara, New York City, and Rice a Roni), are types of:
compound nouns
(Time capsule, great-uncle, and basketball), are types of:
collective nouns
(Audience, family, herd, and crowd), are types of:
ownership
In grammar, possession shows:
singular noun to possessive noun
Dog → dog’s bone. Singer → singer’s voice.
plural noun ending in s to possessive noun
Dogs → dogs’ bones. Singers → singers’ voices.
plural noun not ending in s to possessive noun
Men → men’s books. Mice → mice’s tails.
add s to form the plural of most nouns
Cat → cats. Computer → computers. (add... )
add es if the noun ends in s, sh, ch, or x
Wish → wishes. Inch → inches. Box → boxes. (add...)
if a noun ends in consonant y, change the y to i and add es
City → cities. Lady → ladies. (if... )
if a noun ends in vowel y, add s
Essay → essays. Monkey → monkeys. (if... )
nouns
Both gerunds and infinitives can be ______. Although they name things, like other nouns, they normally name activities rather than people or things.