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What is a Noun? Grammar Review


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English grammar nouns lesson.

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What is a Noun? Grammar Review.

A noun is just one of “The Eight Parts” of the English language. A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea. A proper noun is a word that always starts with a capital letter or to name a specific one-of-a-kind item.

Common nouns are words used to name general items. Please note that a word is just a word until you decide how to use it. Most nouns can also be used as a verb.

Here are common noun examples.

Question: Is that your car?

Answer: Yes, I just bought it a few days ago.

Question: Why are they running down the street?

Answer: They need to catch the bus!

Question: Do you want to buy a pair of jeans?

Answer: Yes, let’s go to the shop!

Proper nouns are in bold type.

Question: What is your fathers name?

Answer: His name is Bob.

Question: What city do you live in?

Answer: I live in London.

Question: Who is Mr Jones married to?

Answer: He is married to Sally.

Vocabulary Bank

Specific: Compare to just one or the word “exact.”

One-of-a-kind: Only one was created.

Common: Something there is many of.

Catch: To get on the bus before it leaves.

Decide: To choose something from another or others.

A Noun is “People, Place, Thing.”

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Noun Everyday Dialog.

Hey! A noun is one of the eight parts of-
The English language!
That’s pretty easy. Right?
A noun is the name of a person-
-place thing or idea.
A proper noun is a word-
-that always starts-
-with a capital letter.
Big letter. Right?
Or to name a specific-
-one-of-a-kind item.
Common nouns are words-
-used to name general items.
Like chair, table, desk.
Things like that. Windows.
Those are common nouns. Right?
A word is just a word.
Until you decide how to use it.
Don’t forget that. Okay?
Because we use words.
Many different ways.
In the English language.
Are you talking about an action?
Are you talking about a thing?
Are you talking about how someone feels?
Most nouns can also be used as a verb.
And don’t forget.
Many verbs can be used as nouns.
Here are some common nouns.
Is that your car?
Well yes!
I just bought it a few days ago. So.
Car! If you haven’t figured that one out.
Car is a noun.
A day. A day. Day is also a noun.
Why are they running down the street?
Well, they need to catch the bus!
Bus is a noun.
Street is a noun.
When you use the definite article.
Indefinite article before a word.
And that words probably a noun. So.
The street. A Street. Yeah?
That’s going to be a noun.
Catch the bus.
That’s a phrase that we use when-
-we want to get on the bus.
And go somewhere. So.
To catch the bus.
To catch a bus.
A bus. The bus.
Bus is a noun.
That’s pretty easy stuff. Right?
Do you want to buy a pair of jeans?
Yes. Let’s go to the shop. So.
Let’s take a look.
Do is a verb. Right?
You, is a pronoun.
Want is a verb.
To preposition.
Buy is a verb.
A pair of jeans.
A pair of.
Pair of, could be a determiner-
-quantifier, something like that.
In this case, jeans-
-is your noun. Right?
Shop. The shop.
So, a pair of jeans.
If we wanted to go further with that-
-we could say a. A um banana.
An orange. Right?
With the indefinite article. Right?
So, a pair of jeans. Yes?
Let’s go to the shop.
The shop, the store,the bazaar.
Or something like that. Right?
So, the shop. The.
The what else do we. Ah.
Here are some proper nouns.
Can you find them?
Remember proper nouns-
-have a capital letter.
They start with a big letter.
What is your father’s name? Or.
Hey? What’s your father’s name?
You’ll notice my intonation-
-went up a little bit.
We don’t always do that.
Often the intonation goes up-
-on the word before the last word.
What is your father’s name?
You see?
His name is Bob.
So. Bob, Bill, Ralph. Yes?
All of those words start-
-with a capital letter.
A large letter.
Because, they are-
-considered proper nouns.
Hey! What city do you live in?
Well. I live in London. Right? So.
London is a city.
San Francisco, New York
Those are cities.
And they start with a large or-
-capital letter.
That’s considered a proper noun.