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Types of Nouns

English Language Arts, Grade 7

There are five types of nouns. Singular noun: names one person, place, or thing The lifeguard rescued the boy. Plural noun: names two or more people, places, or things The Oberts adopted twins last week. The recipe calls for three eggs. He visited four national parks during his trip. Proper noun: names a specific person, place, or thing and is always capitalized Jack Grady is in Mrs. Bronson’s eighth grade homeroom. Did you visit Atlantic City last weekend? My favorite candy is Yumbo Pops. Collective noun: names a group; because collective nouns are a single entity, they take a singular verb A herd of deer was grazing in the field. Possessive noun: shows ownership; you can often spot this as two nouns next to each other with the first owning the second. Notice that a possessive noun always includes an apostrophe. The bear’s front leg was injured. (the leg belongs to the bear) The Jacobsons’ daughter will graduate from high school this year. (the daughter belongs to the Jacobsons) A dilapidated barn sagged in the meadow. The team runs onto the field. Types of Nouns Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4073
___________ 9. A flock of geese crossed the road in front of us. ___________ 5. There were six ripe tomatoes on the plant. ___________ 1. Did you buy the tickets to the musical? ___________ 2. The school of fish quickly changed direction. ___________ 3. I think that’s Albert’s jacket on the chair. ___________ 4. We camped in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July. ___________ 7. Where are the textbooks I left on the table? ___________ 6. The monitor’s cable is unplugged. ___________ 8. The Barkers’ house burned down last night. ___________ 11. On Saturday night they’re having dinner at the Blue River Inn. ___________ 10. The dogs’ collars were caught on the fencing. ___________ 12. The audience claps loudly at the end of the performance. Underline the nouns in each sentence. Identify the type of noun by writing its code on the line. There may be more than one noun in each sentence. PL = Plural S = Singular PO = Possessive C = Collective PR = Proper PL, S Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4073 Types of Nouns