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Nouns

A noun is a word used to name a person, place, thing, quality or idea. Nouns are the most common among all the parts of speech. Here are some examples of nouns:

Person:                Robert, Abraham Lincoln, coach, pastor

Place:                    Washington D.C., study room, park, baseball field

Thing:                   pen, car, horse, statue, dolphin, movie

Quality:                length, beauty, character

Idea:                      freedom, religion, party

 

There are many different classifications of nouns. In fact, grammarians have developed a whole series of them:

  • Subject and object nouns
  • Singular and plural nouns
  • Countable and uncountable nouns
  • Proper and common nouns
  • Abstract and concrete nouns

 

There are also some special types of nouns:

 

  • Nouns as adjectives
  • Possessive nouns
  • Compound nouns
  • Collective nouns

 

In the following sections, we will explore each of these noun classifications and noun types in greater detail.

 





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Parts of Speech
Subject and Object Nouns

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