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    Noun in this sentence

    I am not able to find all the nouns in the following sentence. Like direct nouns, indirect nouns, ect.
    I have used red color to respresent the noun.

    Laura complained that the editorial columns in her local newspaper were full of bombast and offered little in the way of intelligent opinion.

    Teacher, could you please highlight the nouns and let me know why do you think them as nouns. This way it will help me.

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    Re: Noun in this sentence

    Hi Kavitha,
    Welcome to the forum

    Nouns can be combined with determiners
    Nouns refer to an entity, quality, state, action, or concept

    Nouns are not just proper nouns
    proper noun is like: Laura, Mattie, Martin,
    England, France,etc..

    Laura complained that the editorial columns in her local newspaper were full of bombast and offered little in the way of intelligent opinion.

    the words above are nouns because, for example, "opinion" is not a verb, not an adjective, not a prep., not a conjunction; so the part of speech of "opinion" is a noun

    I think that "editorial" and "local" are nouns also ; I am not sure

    (I am not a teacher)

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    Re: Noun in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by kavitha6 View Post
    I am not able to find all the nouns in the following sentence. Like direct nouns, indirect nouns, ect.
    I have used red color to respresent the noun.

    Laura complained that the editorial columns in her local newspaper were full of bombast and offered little in the way of intelligent opinion.

    Teacher, could you please highlight the nouns and let me know why do you think them as nouns. This way it will help me.

    thanks,
    Kavitha
    Hi Kavitha,

    Nouns are a persons, places, or things -- and keep in mind those things may be either abstract (something non-physical, such as an idea) or concrete (something physical). Each of the preceding blue, bolded words are links to topics within this site's Reference Section. Why don't you review the material in these links, and then apply what you have learned to your exercise. To help you out here by way of a model, I've highlighted all the nouns in this paragraph in red -- except for the very first word, which, though also a noun, must stay blue in order to designate the link for you.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Noun in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Monticello View Post
    To help you out here by way of a model, I've highlighted all the nouns in this paragraph in red -- except for the very first word, which, though also a noun, must stay blue in order to designate the link for you.

    Good luck!
    Hi Mr Monticello,
    I just want to know how "you" is a noun? and isn't "red" a noun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Hi Mr Monticello,
    I just want to know how "you" is a noun? and isn't "red" a noun?
    Hi sash2008,

    Oops! Missed one. ( - and now I'm turning red. Good catch!)

    You (like I), is technically a (personal) pronoun, i.e., a word that takes the place of a noun, and functions as such.

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    Re: Noun in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Monticello View Post
    Hi sash2008,

    Oops! Missed one. ( - and now I'm turning red. Good catch!)

    You (like I), is technically a (personal) pronoun, i.e., a word that takes the place of a noun, and functions as such.
    Thank you
    so if i find "you" in a sentence, shall i highlight it as a noun?
    Last edited by sash2008; 05-May-2009 at 01:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Thank you
    so if i find "you" in a sentence, shall i highlight it as a noun?
    "You," though technically a personal pronoun, functions just as a noun. To be "safe" with your teacher, you may choose to highlight pronouns, and then label them as such (i.e., pronouns) -- just so your teacher knows that you know.

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    Re: Noun in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Hi Kavitha,
    Welcome to the forum

    Nouns can be combined with determiners
    Nouns refer to an entity, quality, state, action, or concept

    Nouns are not just proper nouns
    proper noun is like: Laura, Mattie, Martin,
    England, France,etc..

    Laura complained that the editorial columns in her local newspaper were full of bombast and offered little in the way of intelligent opinion.

    the words above are nouns because, for example, "opinion" is not a verb, not an adjective, not a prep., not a conjunction; so the part of speech of "opinion" is a noun

    I think that "editorial" and "local" are nouns also ; I am not sure

    (I am not a teacher)
    Hi sash2008,

    The words editorial and local may both be nouns, but in the context of the sentence in question they aren't. (They're adjectives.) By the way, nice job on finding all of the nouns in Kavitha's sentence -- except for one. Can you find it?

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    Re: Noun in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Monticello View Post
    Hi sash2008,

    The words editorial and local may both be nouns, but in the context of the sentence in question they aren't. (They're adjectives.) By the way, nice job on finding all of the nouns in Kavitha's sentence -- except for one. Can you find it?
    No, "littlle" and "intelligent" are adjectives; oh, yes, "little" is a noun here
    Last edited by sash2008; 05-May-2009 at 02:37.

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    Re: Noun in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    No, "littlle" and "intelligent" are adjectives; oh, yes, "little" is a noun here
    Found it!

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