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Nouns and Pronouns

Grammar Review
Mr. Schmitt
A noun is a person, place or thing.
Common noun-general name for a person place or
thing.
Ex: monster, animal, store.
Proper noun-name of a particular person, place or
thing.
Ex: Big Foot, Mr. Schmitt
Concrete noun-name of something perceived by the
senses.
Ex: student, fur, computer
Abstract noun-name of an idea, quality or state.
Ex: intelligence, bravery, loyalty.
Types of nouns (cont.)
Singular noun-one person, place, thing or idea.
Example: photograph, chair, brain, fork
Plural noun-more than one person, place, thing or idea.
Ex: wolves, candles, televisions
Collective nouns-name of a group of people or things.
Ex: herd, pack, organization
Compound noun-single noun formed from two or more words.
Ex: footprint, bedroom, blackboard.
Possessive noun-noun that shows ownership or relationship.
Ex: coachs son, Mr. Schmitts desk, the girls toy.
A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun or
another pronoun. The word that a pronoun stands for
or represents is called its antecedent.
Personal pronouns change form.
Ex: The student offered to help his friend during class.
ANTECEDENT PRONOUN

Ex: Some girl lost her phone in the cafeteria.


ANTECEDENT PRONOUN

Personal Pronouns Singular Plural


First Person I, me (my, mine) We, us (our, ours)
Second Person You (your, yours) You (your, yours)
Third Person He, him, she, her, it (his, They, them (their, theirs)
her, hers, its)

Possessive pronouns show ownership or relationship. The possessive pronouns are


printed within parentheses in the chart above.
Practice
Directions: Circle the pronoun and underline the antecedent in the following sentences.

1) Mr. Schmitt taught his classes how to analyze


and critique an informational text.
2) Jehad ate more than his friends before football
practice.
3) Fawzi used the skills that Mr. Schmitt taught him
to become a better student.
4) Yesmine forgot to do her homework for her last
class of the day.
5) After JeVon and I left school, we played video
games for five straight hours.
Practice
Directions: Highlight all of the nouns in the following sentences.

1) Dearborn High School teachers care about their


students.
2) Ms. Jaffer made sure her students understood
the material she presented in class.
3) Mr. Schmitt likes to play softball on Sundays.
4) The boys father was pleased with his sons
academic performance.
5) The crowd watched in amazement as Michigan
State pounded U of M at Spartan Stadium.