Mc. Onie A. Barrientos
Different Parts of Speech
1. Naming Words
Nouns are a part of speech typically denoting a person, place, thing, animal or idea. In linguistics, a noun is a member of a large, open lexical category whose members can occur as the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb, or the object of a preposition.
Lexical categories are defined in terms of the ways in which their members combine with other kinds of expressions. The syntactic rules for nouns differ from language to language. In English, nouns are those words which can occur with articles and attributive adjectives and can function as the head of a noun phrase.
II. Properties and Nouns
1. Common Noun is a noun referring to a person, place, or thing in a general sense— usually you should write it with a capital letter only when it begins a sentence.
2. Proper Noun is always starts with capital letter, since the noun represents the name of a specific person, place, thing or idea.
Proper Noun | Common Noun |
Agapito Flores | Inventor |
Manila | City |
The Fault in The Stars | Book |
April | Month |
3. Abstract Noun – name ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched.
Ex. When Patrick dived into the violent water to rescue a drowning puppy, his bravery amazed the crowd of fishermen standing on the dock.
4. Concrete Noun is a noun which names anything (or anyone) that can be perceived through the physical senses: touch, sight, taste, hearing, or smell.
Ex. Karl cuddled the wet puppy under his warm jacket.
5. Collective Noun is a noun naming a group of things, animals, or persons. It is important to remember that a collective noun usually takes a singular verb.
6. Count Noun is a noun with both a singular and a plural form, and it names anything (or anyone) that can be counted. Ex. You may need an umbrella.
7. Mass Noun is a noun...