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Nouns - Identifying
The candles shone brightly. The word 'candles' is the noun in this sentence.

Nouns - Identifying

This quiz introduces children to the terminology ‘noun’ as requested in the National Curriculum. This quiz identifies what a noun is and is designed primarily for Year 1 children at KS1 level. This will develop their English language and Literacy skills, giving them an all-round understanding.

A noun is a word given to a thing. ‘The boy’s dog’ – there are two nouns in this sentence, the word ‘boy’ and ‘dog’.

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1.
Which noun will you not find in a toyshop?
teddy bear
dolls
chicken
puzzles
Jigsaw puzzles were invented in 1760.
2.
'The train station was closed.' How many nouns are in this sentence?
1
2
3
4
There are lots of types of trains and many stations - both words are nouns.
3.
What is a noun?
A doing word.
A word that describes action.
A word that describes a thing, place or person.
A word that describes a colour.
A noun can be anything you can touch like 'table', or a name given to a group like 'girls' or a place like 'park'.
4.
Which word is not a noun?
hiding
clothes
shirt
girl
Nouns help us understand things. If I ask you to get me a chair, you need to know what a chair is - that's why we need nouns. They are common words.
5.
Which noun will you not find in a farm?
sheep
cows
chickens
slime
Female sheep are called ewes and males are called rams.
6.
Which word is not a noun?
teeth
nose
jump
hair
The word 'jump' is a verb, whereas the other words are all things every person has.
7.
Which word is a noun?
feet
run
Fred
whisper
Did you know that one-quarter of an adult's bones are found in the feet?!
8.
'Ellen went to the hospital.' Which word is a noun?
Ellen
went
to
hospital
There is only one Ellen - as that is her name. But if we wrote 'The girl went to the hospital' then there would be two nouns in that sentence.
9.
Which of these words is not a noun?
park
grass
slide
Miss Cook
Miss Cook is a name and so there is only one Miss Cook. If there are lots of an item, then it's likely to be a noun.
10.
'I love pizza, chocolate, chips, rice, raisins and apples.' How many nouns are in that sentence?
3
4
5
6
Did you get all six? They are pizza, chocolate, chips, rice, raisins and apples. We use nouns all the time and they are easy to spot as you can have a few of them. Nouns don't need to begin with a capital letter unless they are at the beginning of a sentence.
Author:  Finola Waller

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