Asked about: Iyvon Edebiri

Can you tell me the two nouns in the sentence. My family did some work. Is it family and work?


Emily Beyda, Writer, student, and educator

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Hi Iyvon! You're right that family and work are the two nouns in that particular sentence. Here are some tricks I like to use to help me remember:

A noun is a person, place, thing or idea. I know the idea part can be confusing, but let's break it down a little further. To understand why ideas are nouns, you need to understand the difference between concrete and abstract nouns.

A concrete noun is something you can see, smell, touch, taste, or hear. You can see, hear, touch, smell, and even taste (if you really had to!) your family, so family is a concrete noun.

An abstract noun is something you can't experience with your senses. You can't see, hear, touch, taste, or smell work, so work is an abstract noun.

Hope that helps clarify things for you!

Susan E. Coryat, Secondary Ed. English, M.Ed., Reading Specialist, and Parent!

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Hi Iyvon. It looks like you know what you are doing! Nouns are people, places, things, or ideas and so yes, family and work are the nouns in that sentence. Can you identify the other parts of speech? :-)

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