In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on nouns. She starts by explaining what a noun is and the goes on to singular and plural nouns, collective nouns, concrete and abstract nouns, proper and common nouns, and finally count and non-count nouns.
Singular nouns describe single items; plural nouns name multiple items.
Collective nouns are singular nouns that name groups of items: choir, team, squad, etc.
Concrete nouns name items that can be perceived with the senses (cat, water, etc.); abstract nouns name items that cannot be perceived with the senses (mercy, sadness, etc.).
Proper nouns are capitalized and name specific people, places, and things; common nouns are not capitalized and name non-specific people, places, and things.
Count nouns can be singular or plural and name things that can be counted; non-count nouns are always singular and name things that cannot be counted.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
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