WHAT IS NOUN ?
A Noun is a word that refers to a person, a thing, an animal, a place, a quality, or an activity
TYPES OF NOUNS
FORMS OF NOUNS
Form of Nouns
Words ending in such suffixes as -Ion , -sion, -tion, -ness, -ance, -ence, -ment, -ity are usually nouns
COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
- Countable nouns refer to people or things that can be counted
- Desk , house , teacher…
- They are designers
- Uncountable nouns refer to people and things that can not be counted
- Ex : love, air..
- Ms. Parker comes from Canada
How to distinguish between singular and plural noun
- When talking about just one person, animal, place or thing, we use singular countable nouns.
- When talking about two or more people, animals, places and things, we have to make countable nouns plural.
- Plural nouns usually end in –s
- Singular : Document
- Plural : Documents
SPECIAL CASES OF PLURAL NOUN
POSITION OF NOUN
Nouns can be : Objects, Subjects, Complements of Sentences
- The location /is ideal/ for the office
- We /had/ a discussion/ about the news
- Mr.Manning / is / a journalist
Note: Verbs and adjectives cannot come in where nouns should be.
Nouns basically follow articles, possessives, or adjectives
- After an article
- Mr. Cooper/ is the host/ of today’s seminar.
- After a possessive
- She / accepted / my advice
- After an adjective
- Our firm / underwent / remarkable changes
IDENTIFYING COUTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
Some countable noun may look like uncountable nouns and vice versa
- Bulk purchases/ are eligible / for a discount
- The technician / repairs / broken equipment
NUMERIC EXPRESSIONS BEFORE NOUNS
Numeric expressions before Nouns
Below are some numeric expressions that can come before countable and uncountable nouns
- There were many people at the festival
- This copier causes less trouble than the old one
Numeric expression before singular and plural countable nouns
Different numeric expression can come before singular and plural countable nouns
- Factory workers checked each item
- This museum has many exhibits