Nouns and Capitalization
Parts of Speech 1
Noun Types
Noun: person, place, or thing.
Nouns can also be…
Concrete or abstract
Singular, plural, or possessive and
Common or proper
Concrete or Abstract
Concrete: a physical person, place, or thing.
Ex: desks, Mr. Morton, candy bars
Abstract: an idea or quality.
Ex: happiness, speed, freedom
If you can touch it, it’s a concrete noun.
Singular, Plural, or Possessive
Nouns have different forms.
Singular: one noun
Ex: pencil, mess, Mike
Plural: more than one
Ex: pencils, messes, Mikes
Possessive: shows possession or ownership.
Ex: Mike’s, pencil’s, mess’s
*possession is shown with an apostrophe
Common and Proper
Common Noun: a general person, place, or
thing.
Ex: doctor, store, book
Proper Noun: a specific person, place,
thing, or brand name.
Ex: Doctor Phil, Target, Lord of the Flies
Capitalization Rules
• The first letter of a sentence is always
capitalized.
• The pronoun “I” is always capitalized.
• Proper nouns are always capitalized.
Examples:
Chicago, Illinois, the Mississippi River,
Chris, The Simpsons, English, Chicken
McNuggets, Nike Jordan, CPS
Practice
I’ll put a noun on the board.
You will write whether it is…
Singular, plural, or possessive
Concrete or abstract
Common or proper
Example
schools = plural, concrete, common noun
1
dogs
2
Big Mac
3
Tyga’s
4
glasses
5
beauty
6
Nintendo Wii
7
crime
8
Wednesday’s
9
pants
10
politeness
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Noun Types and Capitalization Lesson PPT