Nouns and Noun Functions Practice Exercises for English Grammar
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- In the following sentences, underline all nouns as shown in these examples:
- Intellect alone never provides an adequate answer.
- Actors must study voice in order to be heard.
- Harpo Marx was a beloved comedian.
- The sky seemed to be full of parachutes.
- Take-out cuisine features hamburgers and chicken wings.
- Bill wore a tweed coat that once belonged to his father.
- Charity begins at home.
- The football bounced off the statue of Hamilton.
- The avenue is undergoing restoration.
- The boring speech lasted nearly one hour.
- Some chairmen fail to keep order.
- Our puppy has black spots on its nose.
- His hotel was near the casino.
- My neighbor drives a small car.
- Will the world ever forget Martin Luther King?
- Love makes the world go round.
- Ballpoint pens do not flatter the handwriting.
- The train may get us to Chicago in time to catch the show.
- Mary is allergic to roses, but she still loves them.
- The cleaning fluid did not take out the stain.
- A woman who misses her bus may well be in danger.
- Lois found that no one would offer her a seat.
- Mary refused to knit the sweater for her father.
- Joe changed the tire and got back into his car.
- He washed his hands as thoroughly as he could.
- Bridge is not my cup of tea.
- Planning seems to take all my time.
- In the following sentences, underline nouns and identify their functions in respective order as shown in these examples:
Utamaro was one of the greatest artists of Japan.
The college has graduated many noted scholars.
Rosa sent her bloodhound to the veterinarian.
To obtain a new halfback, the manager offered his star rookie.
Jane gives all her admirers a brief talk.
Sven is an excellent carpenter.
- Librarians like to help serious people find books.
- McDonald had a flourishing farm.
- We went to the zoo on the first Monday of the year.
- Piano music goes well with a glass of wine and candlelight.
- All he said was that he thought we made beautiful music.
- The child ran in front of the car before we had a chance to stop.
- Father was annoyed because we stayed up so late to watch videos.
- Louis tried hard to become a painter, but only succeeded in becoming an illustrator.
- We rode up the mountain on a chairlift.
- Attending church on Sundays was the custom in our family.
- My wife likes to prepare elegant dishes.
- He knew marrying Avis would change his life.
- Please give Sam a ticket for the football game.
- I will knit Alfred a sweater even though I really should knit one for my father.
- In a large family, laundry day is an everyday event.
- Eyeglasses are not a sure sign of age; bifocals are.
- An Acura is not only a beautiful car, but a practical one if you can afford the initial investment.
- Fine wine is increasingly made of California grapes.
- Term papers really should be called research papers.
- I fail to see the advantages of microwave ovens.
- Sculpture is a useful and interesting hobby.
- Despite the advice of his doctor, Fred went on smoking cigarettes until the day he died.
- Cabbage is easy to grow if you have room for it in your garden.
- Cindy had drunk too much bourbon whiskey.
- The new couch fits right into our living room.
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