Nouns “ Poetry is all nouns and verbs” Marianne More
What is a noun?
A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn.
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Nouns a person an animal a place a thing an idea flower freedom baby dog city
Singular and plural nouns
Plural nouns: Refer to two or more things babies dogs flowers Singular nouns: Refer to one thing. a baby a dog a flower
Concrete and abstract nouns
Abstract nouns: Something you can not perceive through any of your five senses. Concrete nouns: Something you can perceive with your five senses (see, touch, taste, hear or smell).
Name a group of people or thing. This class of nouns denotes a group of people, animals, objects, or concepts or ideas as a single entity.
Nouns army, troop
Made up of two or more words acting as a single unit.
Separate words: coffee table
Hyphenated words: editor-in-chief
Combined words: battlefield
Common nouns and Proper nouns
A common noun names any type of noun (person, animal, place, thing, idea).
A proper noun names an specific person, place or thing.
Nouns This is a dog . A dog is a common noun. This is also an specific dog. His name is Homer . Homer is a proper noun because is the particular name of this dog. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.
Count nouns and Noncount nouns
Count nouns: Nouns that we can count (one pencil, two pencils, three pencils). They can be singular or plural (a book, two books).
Noncount nouns: Nouns that we can not count. They have no plural. Example: bread, cheese, ice-cream, yogurt.
Put a or an before singular nouns. Do not use the articles a or an with noncount nouns.
NOUNS ARE VERY IMPORTANT. LET'S CONTINUE STUDYING ABOUT THIS FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE ENGLISH GRAMMAR.