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Identify the nouns using P for a proper noun, C for a common noun, and COL for a collective noun.

It was written in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention. Fifty-five representatives from a dozen states drafted the document between May and September of 1787. George Washington was chosen as president of the convention, which included such statesmen as James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton. Because of his role in the convention, and his ability to resolve disputes, James Madison became known as the Father of the Constitution - an unusual feature for an official document. The convention was in session for 16 weeks. These weeks included many trying days and nights. Some of the delegates even withdrew at one point, claiming that the convention was overstepping its authority by drafting a constitution.

I'm really sorry that this is so long :(
Thanks!

  • writing -

    You need to tell us what YOU THINK the nouns are first. Then one of us will check your work for you.

    http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/grammar/index.htm
    Click on Parts of Speech and then read the sections on Nouns.

    http://www.lousywriter.com/
    Click on Nouns.

    http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm
    Click on Terms and then Noun.

  • writing -

    Thanks for the site!
    Now I'll try to do it.. and please give me some feedback!

    Philadelphia - P
    Constitutional Convention - P
    representatives - COL/C
    dozen - COL/C
    states - COL/C
    document - C
    George Washington - P
    president - C
    convention - C
    statesmen - COL/C
    James Madison - P
    Benjamin Franklin -
    Alexander Hamilton - P
    role - C
    convention - C
    ability - C
    disputes - COL/C
    Father of the Constitution - P
    Governor Morris of Pennsylvania - P
    style - C
    Constitution - P
    feature - C
    document - C
    weeks - COL/C
    days/nights - COL/C
    delegates - COL/C
    authority - COL/C
    constitution - C

    Pleasssse check it! Thanks a looot! :)

  • writing -

    In this sentence, "dozen" is being used as an adjective, not a noun.

    Months of the year are nouns; what kind? There are a few other nouns you have omitted.

    Benjamin Franklin - ??

    Father
    Constitution (separately)

    Governor Morris
    Pennsylvania (separately)

    Not all plural nouns are collective. Be sure to re-read what collective nouns are.

    Please re-post when you're ready.

  • writing -

    May/September - P
    Benjamin Franklin - P
    Father - P
    Constitution - P
    Governor Morris - P
    Pennsylvania - P

    Can you please tell me if weeks/days/nights would be collective? I know I identified them as COL but I don't think so..
    Also, the word 'delegates'..

    I really appreciate your help and effort!

  • writing -

    For the most part, you are correct. And, yes, weeks, days, nights are not collective.

    Here's my take on these nouns:

    Philadelphia - P
    Constitutional Convention - P
    representatives - C, COL? (or simply plural?)
    states - C
    document - C
    May - P
    September - P
    [1787 - I think this is treated as a noun, too, since it's the object of the preposition "of" - if so, I'd say it's a common noun.]
    George Washington - P
    president - C
    convention - C
    statesmen - C
    James Madison - P
    Benjamin Franklin - P
    Alexander Hamilton - P
    role - C
    convention - C
    ability - C
    disputes - C
    James Madison - P
    Father - P
    Constitution - P
    feature - C
    document - C
    convention - C
    session - C
    weeks - C
    weeks - C
    days - C
    nights - C
    delegates - C, COL?
    point - C
    convention - C
    authority - C
    constitution - C

  • writing -

    Thank you soo much!! =)

  • writing -

    To add my two cents --

    representatives - C, COL? (or simply plural?)

    delegates - C, COL?

    I believe both of these nouns are simply plural, not collective in the way they're used in these sentences.

  • writing -

    I have the same work sheet it sucks but I got the 2nd persons answer :) you did really good on it thank you for helping me on my assignment it was hard

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