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N oun Identification
 
Lesson 1-15
Prompt:Words that name a person, place, or thing are nouns.
Example:Consider the following nouns: "Alice Smith" is a person; "Cheyenne, Wyoming" is a place; and a "house" is a thing.
Directions:Below are listed groups of words containing a noun in each word group. Click to select the noun in each word group.
1.Birds sing ... running boy ... cats meow ... pitchers throw ...
2.Bouncing ball ... boat sank ... pals write ... children skip ...
3.Drivers drive ... cowboys ride ... gum melts ... barking dogs ...
4.Girls laugh ... swimmers swim ... playing child ... plants grow ...
5.Fast runner ... cars run ... beggars beg ... streets turn ...
6.Citizens vote ... plumbers plum ... experienced teachers ...
7.Police investigate ... students learn ... good writer ... old man ...
8.Howling coyotes ... large bears ... tigers prowl ... bears hug ...
9.Deer jump ... running antelope ... grazing cattle ... rearing horse ...
10.Hot California ... Arizona bakes ... Nevada gambles ...
11.President speaks ... congress legislates ... voting booth ...
12.Bashful Bill ... shy Ann ... Jan paints ... pretty Paula ...
13.Ted Jones publishes ... George Jefferson manufactures ...
14.The dry Santa Ana River ... the Missouri River flows ...
15.Falling snow ... dense fog ... raining clouds ... dark horizons ...
16.Rain pours ... readers read ... smoking pipe ... birds fly ...
17.Slithering snake ... four-legged animal ... animals walk ...
18.Frogs jump ... bees sting ... fiddling crickets ... flies swarm ...
19.Water flows ... setting sun ... moon rises ... bright stars ...
20.Horns hoot ... singer sings ... base drum ... drumming drummer ...