Directions: Write the compound noun from each sentence in the blanks. There is only one per sentence.
_________________________ 15. My grandfather worked as a farmer all of his life.
_________________________ 16. I collect poems and music boxes.
_________________________ 17. Mr. Harris left his book at home.
_________________________ 18. My sister enjoys riding the merry-go-round at the fair.
Part E: Collective Nouns
Directions: Write the collective noun from each sentence in the blanks. There is only one per sentence.
________________________ 19. Amanda belongs to a club for senior citizens.
________________________ 20. A colony of fire ants has built its nest in our backyard.
________________________ 21. Officials hoped the troop would find the lost soldier.
________________________ 22. While scuba diving, I saw a school of fish swim by.
________________________ 23. The Atlanta Braves is my favorite baseball team.
Part F: Fill in the Blank
Directions: Fill in the blank with the kind of noun asked for in parentheses.
24. The ____________________ meets today at noon. (common, collective)
25. The preacher practices ___________________________. (common, abstract)
26. I collect _____________________________. (common, compound)
27. My favorite place to shop is _________________________________. (proper, compound)
Directions: Write the letter in the blank for the term that identifies the underlined word in each sentence.
(A) contraction (C) singular possessive
(B) plural noun (D) plural possessive
________ 28. Annie’s favorite thing about camping is getting to roast marshmallows over the fire.
________ 29. It’s fun to swing in hammocks, fly fish, and sing camp songs.
________ 30. Pam buys her great-aunts’ birthday presents at the mall.
________ 31. My brothers hope to get a trampoline for Christmas.
Part H: Possessive Nouns Directions: Write the possessive form of each of the following nouns in the blanks.
Example: ____baby’s________________________ the (baby) pacifier
_________________________________ 32. my (grandmother) quilt
_________________________________ 33. the (churches) steeples
_________________________________ 34. the (class) pet
_________________________________ 35. the (children) toys
_________________________________ 36. the (thieves) handcuffs
_________________________________ 37. our (mothers-in-law) purses
Part I: Appositives
Directions: Which sentence in each group has an appositive in it? Write the letter of that sentence in the blank.
________ 38. (A) On Sunday every family brought a special dish to share.
I took lasagna, a popular Italian dish.
________ 39. (A) Pita, thin bread, was stacked on a platter.
Tacos, which are my favorite Mexican meal, were brought by Lisa.
________ 40. (A) Our Japanese neighbors served tempura on a large platter.
________ 41. Our Italian neighbors provided antipasto, delicious appetizers.
________ 42. Our friends from Greece brought lamb shish kebabs.
________ 43. Tandori, a special cooking method, is used in India.
Part J: Review of all Nouns
Directions: Select the letter of the term that best identifies the underlined word in each sentence.
________ 44. Mimes, entertainers who don’t talk, have to use body language and facial expression.
________ 45. The mime’s routine was quite funny.
________ 46. First she mimed an inept daredevil crashing into a brick wall.
________ 47. The audience laughed at the look on her face.
________ 48. The mime pounded the wall in frustration.
________ 49. Next, she climbed over an imaginary wall, skipped over to Charles, and hugged him.
________ 50. She ended the show by pretending to be trapped in a box.