A kind of
A type or sort of person or thing
A large amount or number
Not exactly; about
Not working at a job but wanting to have a job
Very thin books with information for selling something
Working or doing something so you do not have time to do other things
A person who lives in a particular country or city and has specialrights there
People who work together in the same office
Useful for your needs; near and easy to get to
Attractive and pretty
Days when you don't work
Near the beginning of the day or a period of time
Nervous or uncomfortable in front of other people
Every person, for example, Chris, Ana, and Paulexcuse me
Said to get someone's attention, to leave a group of people, or to say you are sorry for doing something rude
Costing a lot of money
Good enough, all right
To rise from a lying or sitting position, especially from your bed after sleeping
how about . . .?
Used when making a suggestion about what to do
Someonewho teaches a skill or activity
To go and do something together with someone else
Said when you are thinking about something, or trying to remember something
A group of people or things one after the other; a row
See and talk to someone for the first time
A place or group of things that is not organized in a neat way
Someone who plays a musicalinstrument very well, or as a job
One of many locations where a company conducts its business
oh my gosh!
Said when you are very surprised
A small book which has your photograph and facts about you, and which you must have to leave your country and go to another one
Exactly right for a particular purpose
Ocean and freshwater animals that you can eat
seconda very short period of time; there are 60 seconds in one minute
A small amount of food that you eat between meals
Said for I agree or yes
Any substance or material
Something that is not expected or usual
taking a break
A period of time where you stop working
wait on tables
To serve food in a restaurant
Used for greeting someone, or forasking if there is a problem
Said when you are surprised
Used for saying yes
Said when you give someone a job
Overview of Nouns
A noun can name:
• a person - I'd like to speak to Mr. Nakamura, please.
• a job title - You should see a doctor about your sore throat.
• a place - Mexico is south of the United States.
• a thing - I left the reporton your desk.
• a quality - Many countries have had to fight for independence.
• an activity - Swimming is good exercise.
Form of Nouns
Nouns may be:
• a single word without a suffix.
The door was open, and the office was empty.
• a word formed with an ending such as -er or -ment added to a verb.
She's a computer programmer.
After a year of talks, thetwo countries finally reached an agreement.
• a compound formed from two or more words.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Compound nouns occur when two or more words are used together in a fixed expression. They can be written as one word or with a space or hyphen between the words. Compound nouns can be formed from:
• noun + noun - There's a bookshelf in the corner.
• adjective +noun - He is a middle manager in a large company.
• gerund + noun - Does the hotel have a swimming pool?
• noun + gerund - Ice-skating is a winter sport.
• verb + preposition/particle - Employees have been unhappy with recent changes in the company, and staff turnover has been high.
Noun + Noun Combinations
It is very common to use a noun as a modifier. Use noun + noun...
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