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Nouns (Basics) 01
In the following statement all the nouns are in capitals: This beautiful CHURCH stands in a FIELD at the END of a ROAD.

Nouns (Basics) 01

Places, people and things are all nouns, e.g. "corner", "vicar" and "tree". If you can put "the" or "a" in front of a word then it's probably a noun. Nouns are essential in English.

Can you write sentences without nouns? Just about! Consider these examples: "Smile!", "Stop!", "Run quickly!", "Stir briskly." Notice anything? These are complete sentences, but what do they have in common? They are injunctions, or orders. Each has a verb, with perhaps an adverb. If you want to say anything more than this bare bit of information, you will need to begin adding nouns: for example, "Stir the batter briskly." Here the noun is "batter". Or you might say, "Stir the batter briskly with a wooden spoon", adding two nouns, "batter" and "spoon".

If you can replace a word with "it" or "he/she/they/you/we", it is a noun. These words which can replace nouns are called "pronouns".

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1.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
There was a storm on the coast during the night.
storm, coast, during
storm, coast, night
storm, on, coast
storm, on, night
"On" is a preposition
2.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The box contains a diary, a notebook, a pen and a pencil.
box, diary, notebook, pen, and
box, diary, notebook, pen, pencil
contains, diary, notebook, pen, pencil
diary, notebook, pen, and, pencil
What difference to the sentence would be made by writing it this way: "the box contains the diary, the notebook, the pen and the pencil"?
3.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A vet was helping an injured animal at the side of a road.
vet, animal, at, road
vet, animal, side, road
vet, at, side, road
vet, helping, animal, road
"Side" might seem tricky, but is a word specifying a place and is therefore a noun
4.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The farmer stood at the end of the road near the shop.
farmer, at, end, road
farmer, end, road, shop
farmer, of, road, shop
the, end, road, shop
All of the words in the correct answer are places, people or things
5.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The boats are moored at the quay in the harbour.
boats, moored, harbour
boats, moored, quay
boats, quay, harbour
moored, quay, harbour
You can put "a" or "the" in front of all the words in the correct answer. Use "a" or "the" to test if a word is a noun
6.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The stadium is in the park in the centre of the town.
stadium, is, centre, town
stadium, is, park, centre
stadium, is, park, town
stadium, park, centre, town
"Centre" might seem a little tricky at first, but it is a place and also you can use the word "the" or "a" with it
7.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The books are on the table by the window in the hall.
are, table, window, hall
books, are, table, window
books, table, window, hall
table, window, in, hall
"Are" is a verb
8.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A squirrel sat in a tree holding an acorn in a paw.
squirrel, sat, holding, acorn
squirrel, sat, tree, holding
squirrel, tree, acorn, paw
squirrel, tree, holding, acorn
"Sat" and "holding" are verbs
9.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A dog barked at a cat in a forest by a river.
dog, barked, cat, forest
dog, barked, cat, river
dog, cat, forest, by
dog, cat, forest, river
Each of these nouns has an indefinite article, a ("a dog", "a cat", "a forest", "a river")
10.
Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The visitors are looking at the exhibits in the museum.
looking, exhibits, museum
looking, visitors, museum
visitors, exhibits, museum
visitors, looking, exhibits
"Visitors" are people and the word is therefore a noun

 

Author:  Sue Daish

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