Noun Lessons

Nouns are individual words. Noun phrases are groups of words that function as a noun (behave like a noun) in grammar.

click here for examples of types of nouns!

Nouns and Noun Phrases


Look how the noun can grow to be a noun phrase:

woman – a tall woman in a red dress

obligation – contractual obligations

Nouns and noun phrases and proper names and place names

We write proper names with a capital letter like this: “Mark”. Not like this: “mark”.
Place names are proper names so we write place names with a capital letter like this: “America” . Not like this: “america”.

Look at this list of place names:

North America
South America
Central America

and this one:

Alaska
Canada

and this one:

Louisianna
The Appalachian Trail.

Nouns are really important. Place names are really important.
People talk about places all the time. You should learn place names in the same way that you learn other words.

Lesson One

(self-study or teacher prepare for class)

If you live in a strange city, get a map and learn the spelling and pronunciation of place names (suburbs, areas) in your neighborhood. If you live in a strange country, get a map and learn the names of the cities and areas and how to spell them and pronounce them correctly. (when you become familiar with your city and country, this kind of knowledge will be second nature to you.)

Lesson Two

Get a map. Look a these places on the map. Make sure you understand where they are. Read about them in wikipedia.

North America
South America
Central America

Alaska
Canada
Winnipeg
Louisiana
Red River
North Dakota
The Mississippi

The Appalachian Trail
The Amazon
Tierra del Fuego.

Nouns and Noun Phrases

Now read this list of nouns and noun phrases and put capital letters on the place names:

idea
trip
horses
South America
Tierra del Fuego
countyside
Canada
rivers and lakes and mountains
nature
kilometers
on horseback
Canada and Alaska
trails
the heart of the states
Central America
people
Winnipeg
river routes
father and son
canoe
down to Louisiana
the amazon
by river passage
the same thing
the Appalachian trail
North America
journey
whole journey
week
weeks
month
months
the web

Do you understand all the words?

Now listen to this conversation (On Horseback) then go outside and feel and think.

Have you seen the History and Geography Page?

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

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  1. Federius says:

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