Quiz for Lessons 16-20

Parts of Speech - Nouns

Instructions: Pick out the nouns in the following sentences and tell whether they are common or proper.

1. Mrs. Mills told the officer at the post office to weigh the package.

Mrs. Mills told the officer at the post office to weigh the package.
  Mrs. Mills  -- proper noun
  officer, post office, and package  -- common nouns

2. The principal at the school held Eric after the bell.

The principal at the school held Eric after the bell.
  Eric  -- proper noun
  principal, school, and bell  -- common nouns

3. Sheep and horses eat grass shorter than cattle.

Sheep and horses eat grass shorter than cattle.
  All the nouns are common nouns.

4. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to Americans.

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to Americans.
  All the nouns are proper nouns.

5. War is a terrible thing that all nations should work to stop.

War is a terrible thing that all nations should work to stop.
  All the nouns are common nouns.

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