Ch 1: Nouns

About This Chapter

Get a quick review of nouns and their usage with the videos in this chapter. Test your knowledge with the self-assessment quizzes after each lesson and at the end of the chapter.

Nouns - Chapter Summary

Nouns are the things in the world: some things are singular, some things are collective, some things are indefinite while other things are named. To help you practice identifying and working with various nouns and pronouns, this chapter presents highly informative videos with lessons provided by expert English teachers. The lessons in this chapter will cover:

  • Nouns: definitions and examples
  • Single vs. plural nouns
  • Possessive nouns
  • Collective nouns
  • Pronouns: definitions and examples
  • Nouns as the subjects of sentences

The videos are brief but informative, and will help you to dust off the lessons of your old English course. Follow along with the lesson transcript to see key terms bolded. Don't forget to take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to check your understanding of key concepts. Return to the areas you are having difficulty with for further review, using the video tags to skip to specific parts of the videos as you please.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Nouns
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What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

A noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. In this lesson, in addition to learning how to identify nouns, you'll learn the difference between proper and common nouns and a bit about how nouns function in sentences.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

2. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

This video takes a look at how singular nouns are turned into plural nouns. Check it out to learn about regular and irregular plurals as well as important definitions, rules, and exceptions.

What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

3. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

This video explains what you need to know to use apostrophes to make singular and plural nouns possessive. You'll also learn how to avoid mixing up your plurals and possessives.

What Are Collective Nouns?

4. What Are Collective Nouns?

In this lesson, you'll find out what collective nouns are as well as how to ensure that you're using the right verbs and pronouns in sentences that contain them.

What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

5. What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

6. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

A subject is an essential part of a sentence. This video explains the role that subjects play in sentences, how nouns work as subjects and the various types of subjects.

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