THE NOUN: A noun in a word used to name a person, place, thing or idea.
They may be classified in 3 ways:
PROPER OR COMMON; ABSTRACT OR CONCRETE; AND COLLECTIVE
- A PROPER NOUN is the name of a particular person, place or thing. Real names e.g. Sophia, New York, Buckingham Palace.
- A COMMON NOUN is a noun which does not name a particular person, place or thing. They are not capitalised. e.g. man, city, building, lady, dog
- A CONCRETE NOUN names an object which can be perceived by the senses (like how does that makes sense?) e.g hat, desk, book, box. Ohhh, I think I understand it. You can use any of the five senses to know that the object is there.
- AN ABSTRACT NOUN names a quality, a characteristic, an idea: e.g. beauty, strength, love, courage.
- A COLLECTIVE NOUN names a group: e.g. crowd, herd, team.
THE PRONOUN: a word used in place of a noun. May stand for a person, place, thing or idea.
PERSONAL PRONOUNS: e.g. I, me, He, Him it, they, them you she, her we, us
POSSESSIVE FORMS OF THE PERSONAL PRONOUNS include:
my, mine his its their, theirs your, yours her, hers our, ours
PERSONAL PRONOUNS combined with -self may be used in TWO WAYS.
(1) They may be used reflexively. e.g. Kanye West hurt himself (maybe Kim squashed him with her fat fake deformed ass).
(2) They may be used intensively for emphasis. e.g. Kanye himself was not hurt (surely, a miracle!)
REFLEXIVE AND INTENSIVE FORMS:
INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS ARE USED IN QUESTIONS:
Imagine a guy being interrogated in a bare police cell by the cops, firing all sorts of questions at him.
imagine a guy showing you around your new house. “yeah, so this is your kitchen, bro” *points to state-of-the-art kitchen*
Understood? Um, kinda, I can now probably identify a pronoun or noun even if I don’t know the exact type of pronoun or noun.
- Speaking of the newly discovered comet, Mr Federer said he did not know the direction of its movement.
- If you had followed the procedure which the teacher suggested, you would not have hurt yourself.
- I myself thought that none of their arguments was convincing.
Do it, bishes. 🙂 I did it – I think I was right, but I couldn’t find where the answers were Lool.
More grammar lessons tomorrow.
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