Parts of speech contains words that have distinctive meanings and functions that, together, makes a sentence clear. There are 8 parts of speech in the English grammar and are as follows: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, and interjection. We will start be introducing what a noun is.
A noun is a part of a speech that is used to classify words into names a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun is among the most simplest part of a speech that is not hard to understand. Here we will go over different types of nouns.
1. Common Nouns – they are used to name general items instead of specific ones
ex: car, building, ocean
2. Proper Nouns – they are the opposite of common nouns and are used to name specific items
ex: Subaru Outback, Eiffel Tower, Atlantic Ocean
3. Concrete Nouns – these are nouns of things that are experienced with one or more of the five senses (e.g. taste, touch, sight, hearing, smell)
ex: sand paper, fire, doorbell
4. Abstract Nouns – they are the opposite of concrete nouns and these are nouns that you cannot experience with one or more of the five senses and are like emotions
ex: patience, humor, trust
5. Count Nouns – these are words that can be countable, are definite, and have a singular or plural form
ex: hour, dollar, meter
6. Mass Nouns – they are opposite of count nouns, are indefinite, and are identified as nouns that can be weighed or divided into parts
ex: flour, sugar, cotton
7. Collective – they are nouns that identify groups of persons, places, or things
ex: tutors, cities, fruits
In the following sentences, identify the word in bold letters as one or more of the seven nouns
1. The street traffic was light and I got to class ten minutes early.
2. Today’s weather forecast is said to have high humidity with a 90% chance of rain.
3. I forgot my textbook at home and had to share with one of my classmates.
4. As I was walking to the store, a car almost hit the stop sign.