Nouns In Different Roles

Nouns can play different roles in different sentences. They can play the role of the subject of a sentence. They can take a possessive form, or they can play the role of an object in a sentence.

So, I want to look at those three different examples through example sentences written up here on the board.

Take a look at this first sentence.

John has wisdom.”

So, what’s the subject in this sentence? The subject is “John“, and the verb is “has“.

So, right here, “John” is the subject of a sentence. Well, “John” is also a noun┬ábecause a noun names a person, place, or thing.

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