Noun: indentify and formation

Identification of noun

 

How to identify a noun:

 

1.     A word used as the subject or object of a verb is noun.

2.     The subject and object of gerund, participle or infinitive is a noun.

3.     A word used after the preposition is a noun.

4.     A word used after the possessive is a noun.

5.     A word used exactly after article (a, an, the) is noun.

Example:

1.     Happiness brings peace. He hunts a dear.

2.     To solve the problem is interesting. Writing books is always challenging.

3.     Love comes from heaven. We believe in sincerity.

4.     I respect his honesty. He hated her selfishness.

5.     The poor are born to suffer. She is a pleader.

 

Formation of noun:

1.     Determiner + Noun: The construction.

2.     Determiner + Adjective + Noun: The constructive plan.

3.     Determiner + Noun + Preposition + Noun: The winner of prize.

4.     Determiner + Noun + Preposition + Determiner + Noun: A proposal of the prime minister.

– See more at: http://grammar24.blogspot.com/2011/08/identification-and-formation-of-noun.html#sthash.ullAcvDG.dpuf

 

Or

 

http://en.fel.zcu.cz/AE%20I%20A%20Remedial%20Course%20in%20English%20Grammar/Nouns/Noun%20formation.pdf

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