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MPCS6thLangArtsNounReview

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How do you make words ending i y plural (when there is a consonant before the y)?
change the y to i and add es (party = parties)
What is a plural noun?
any noun that is two or more (dogs, cats, apples)
How do you make NORMAL nouns plural?
add s to the end of the word most of the time - sometimes add es
What is a common noun?
one that is general (ex. dog, cat, woman, band, school)
How do you make words ending in f plural?
drop the f and add ves
What is Rule #1 for forming possessive nouns?
used for all singular nouns - Add 's (boy = boy's James = James's
How do you make irregular nouns plural?
some stay the same (fish, deer) some change form (ox = oxen, child = children)
What is Rule # 3 for forming possessive nouns?
used for plural nouns that DO NOT end in S - Add 's (mice = mice's deer = deer's women = women's
What is a concrete noun?
any noun that you can see, hear, smell, touch, taste (food, book, water)
What is a singular noun?
any noun that is only one of that thing (dog, cat, apple)
What is a collective noun?
it is a singular noun that names a group (flock, class, troop, family, team)
What is a compound noun?
some are hyphenated (brother-in-law) some are separated (high school) and some are joined/a single word (toothbrush)
What is an abstract noun?
any noun that you can't see, hear, smell, touch or taste (happiness, anger - emotions or feelings)
Know what CUPS stands for when editing.
C = capitalization U = usage/grammar P = punctuation S = spelling
What is Rule # 2 for forming possessive nouns?
used for plural nouns ending in s - ADD ' (girls = girls' kittens = kittens')
What is a proper noun?
one that is specific - a specific type or name (Mt. Paran, Third Day)
What are the 5 steps of the writing process?
1) prewriting 2) drafting 3) revising 4) editing 5) publishing

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