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    Please help me!!!
    I found this wonderful website and it seems to be helping. I have returned back to school after 22 years. I unfortuntely have a few questions. First one... We are to write 10 sentences with the following...
    1- subject
    2 -verbs
    3-proper nouns
    4-common nouns
    3-abstract nouns
    5 concrete nouns
    5-pronouns
    5-adverbs

    After going through all the definitions I was wondering if it is possible to have a Pronoun and a common noun in the same sentence? Or how do you do a subject with a concrete noun? I am so confused.

    Here is one example of one sentence:
    The tornado moved swiftly through the midwest towns, destroying everything in its path.

    I have tornado as the subject....moved as the verb...swiftly as the adverb... towns as the common noun and destroying as the verb...is this correct?

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    Default Re: writing sentences...so confused

    Quote Originally Posted by bboyzmom97
    Please help me!!!
    I found this wonderful website and it seems to be helping. I have returned back to school after 22 years. I unfortuntely have a few questions. First one... We are to write 10 sentences with the following...
    1- subject
    2 -verbs
    3-proper nouns
    4-common nouns
    3-abstract nouns
    5 concrete nouns
    5-pronouns
    5-adverbs

    After going through all the definitions I was wondering if it is possible to have a Pronoun and a common noun in the same sentence? Or how do you do a subject with a concrete noun?
    It certainly is possible to have a pronoun and a common noun in the same sentence. In fact, I have both in this sentence (and in the previous one). Here's another: "He thought it would be a good idea to ask a question." In the previous sentence, the pronoun is he and the common nouns are idea and question.

    Quote Originally Posted by bboyzmom97
    Here is one example of one sentence:
    The tornado moved swiftly through the midwest towns, destroying everything in its path.

    I have tornado as the subject....moved as the verb...swiftly as the adverb... towns as the common noun and destroying as the verb...is this correct?
    That is correct. (Both tornado and towns are common nouns.)

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    A noun is a word used to refer to people, animals, objects, substances, states, events and feelings. A noun can be a subject or an object of a verb, can be modified by an adjective and can take an article or determiner.
    Nouns: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/noun.html

    Concrete nouns refer to objects and substances, including people and animals, that exist physically. They can be either uncountable nouns or countable nouns.
    Concrete Noun: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/concrete-noun.html

    Abstract nouns refer to states, events, concepts, feelings, qualities, etc., that have no physical existence.
    Abstract Noun: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/abstract-noun.html

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    Here is one example from mine:

    He says the Internet not only speeds things up,but allows customers to buy directly from computerized stock lists where they can see pictures of the products and have a better idea of what they're buying.

    here:
    subject---He
    verbs--- say, speed, allow,buy, see
    proper noun--- Internet
    common nouns---things,customers,stock lists,pictures.products,idea
    abstract nouns---stock, idea
    concrete nouns---things,customers,lists, pictures,products
    pronoun---he,they
    adverb---directly

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