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Types of Nouns - Chapter Summary
The noun - a person, place, thing, or idea - is one of the most commonly used parts of speech in the English language. For example, let's say you have an apple; apple is a noun. What if you wanted to write a sentence about your apple? In these lessons, you'll learn the grammar rules of using nouns as the subject of those sentences. What happens if someone gives you another apple? Now you have two apples - you need to know how to make your noun plural. And what if your apple has a worm in it? Now you need to find out how to make your noun possessive! You'll learn all these things and more as you study the noun. Once you have completed the chapter, you will know all about:
- What is a noun?
- Singular and plural forms
- Nouns as the subject of a sentence
- Possessive and collective nouns
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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.
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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