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Forms of Nouns

Nounscanbeinthesubjective,possessive,andobjectivecase.The
wordcasedefinestheroleofthenouninthesentence.Isitasubject,an
object,ordoesitshowpossession?
TheEnglishprofessor[subject]istall.
HechosetheEnglishprofessor[object].
TheEnglishprofessor's[possessive]carisgreen.
THEENGLISHTEACHERISTALL(SUBJECT)
THEYPREFERTHEENGLISHTEACHER(OBJECT)
THEENGLISHTEACHERSCARISGREEN(POSSESSIVE)

Nounsinthesubjectandobjectroleareidenticalinform;nounsthatshowthe
possessive,however,takeadifferentform.Usuallyanapostropheisadded
followedbytheletters(exceptforplurals,whichtaketheplural"s"ending
first,andthenaddtheapostrophe).SeethesectiononPossessivesforhelp
withpossessiveforms.Thereisalsoatableoutliningthecasesofnounsand
pronouns.
Almostallnounschangeformwhentheybecomeplural,usuallywiththe
simpleadditionofansores.Unfortunately,it'snotalwaysthateasy,anda
separatesectiononPluralsoffersadviceontheformationofpluralnoun
forms.