There are other types of nouns that are good to know. They include the
➲ Common nouns begin with a lowercase (or small) letter since they
name any person, place, thing, or idea. They are nonspecific. Some sin-
gular common nouns include actor (person), lounge (place), stick (thing),
and kindness (idea). Plural common nouns include men (persons), head-
quarters (places), computers (things), and liberties (ideas).
➲ Proper nouns begin with an uppercase (or capital) letter because they
name specific persons, places, things, and ideas. Proper nouns include
President Harry Truman (person), Eiffel Tower (place), American Federation
of Teachers (thing), and Theory of Relativity (idea).
➲ Concrete nouns name a person, place, thing, or idea that can be perceived
by one or more of your senses (seeing, hearing, touching, tasting,
and smelling). Popcorn, thunder, rainfall, skunk, windmill, and hair are
➲Abstract nouns name an idea, feeling, quality, or trait. Examples
of abstract nouns include pity, weakness, humility, and elation.
➲ Collective nouns name a group of people or things. Some collective
nouns are squad, assembly, team, jury, flock, and herd.
If the injured player cannot continue to play immediately (within approximately 15 seconds) or, if he receives treatment, he must be substituted unless the team is reduced to fewer than 5 players on the playing court.Team bench personnel may enter the playing court, only with the permission of an official, to attend to an injured player before he is substituted.
A doctor may enter the playing court, without the permission of an official if, in the doctors judgement, the injured player requires immediate medical treatment.
During the game, any player who is bleeding or has an open wound must be substituted. He may return to the playing court only after the bleeding has stopped and the affected area or open wound has been completely and securely covered. If the injured player or any player who is bleeding or has an open wound recovers during a time out taken by either team, before the scorers signal for the substitution, that player may continue to play.
Players who have been designated by the coach to start the game or who receive treatment between free throws may be substituted in the event of an injury. In this case, the opponents are also entitled to substitute the same number of players, if they so wish.