Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs:
Working with the parts of speech
What are Nouns?
They are people, places, things, or ideas
 There are abstract, concrete, common,
proper, collective, compound nouns
 Identify the nouns in the following
John walked to the store with his brother.
 John, store, and brother are the nouns
 Lexis is a very interesting girl.
 Lexis and girl are the nouns
What are Pronouns?
Pronouns are words that take the place
of nouns and/subjects so that sentences
don’t sound so repetitive
 There are the 1st person (I, me, my,
mine, myself, we, our, us), 2nd person
(you, your, yours), and 3rd person (he,
she, it, him, her, hers, his, its, they, them,
their, theirs) pronouns
Pronouns Continued
There are Demonstrative pronouns: this, that,
these, those that point out a specific person,
place, or thing
 Interrogative pronouns: who, whom, whose,
which, and what that begin a question
 Relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which
that tell more about a noun or subject
 Indirect pronouns: anyone, anybody, you,
someone, somebody, everybody, each, others,
and more that have no antecedent
Pronoun Practice
Identify the pronouns in the following
 You really should clean up your room.
Yes, “you” and “your” are the pronouns
When Mr. Victor says that everyone is
responsible for their own education, he
hopes that his students take this to heart.
everyone, their, he, and his are all pronouns
What’s a Verb?
A verb describes an action or state of
 Verbs are used to show what a noun
does or is
 There are action verbs, linking verbs,
being verbs, helping verbs to name a few
 Remember, substitute is or are to figure
out if the verb is action or linking
Verb Practice
Identify the verbs in the following sentences:
 Mr. Victor speaks rather loudly.
He often moves around his room when he
“speaks” is the verb
“moves” and “talks” are the verbs
If there is something funny, Mr. Victor laughs
along with his students.
“is” and “laughs” are the verbs

Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs Review