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Chapter 3. Parts of Speech: Coming to Te... > Nouns: Prime-Time Players - Pg. 21

Parts of Speech: Coming to Terms · crowd 21 You Could Look It Up A nouns is a word that names a person, place, or thing. Take My Word for It The word noun comes from the Latin word nomen, which means "name." Now, wouldn't that make a great pick- up line? Take a few seconds to catch your breath. Then underline the nouns in each of the following sen- tences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A hungry lion was roaming through the jungle looking for something to eat. He came across two men. One man was sitting under a tree and reading a book; the other man was typing away on his typewriter. The lion quickly pounced on the man reading the book and devoured him. Even the king of the jungle knows that readers digest and writers cramp. lion, jungle, something men man, tree, book, man, typewriter lion, man, book king, jungle, readers, writers Answers Possessive Nouns: of the Law In life, possession shows success; in grammar, possession shows ownership. Follow these rules to create possessive nouns. 1. With singular nouns, add an apostrophe and s. · girl: girl's manuscript · student: student's ideas