Definition of a Noun A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.
Abstract Nouns Abstract nouns are ideas. They are nouns you can’t see. Examples: friendship, strength, love, exploration, anger
Collective Nouns Collective nouns are used to define a group of objects. Examples: team, class, group, herd
Common Nouns A common noun is a general name for a person, place, thing or idea. Common nouns are not capitalized. Example: My teacher went to the city.
Proper Nouns A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, thing or idea. Proper nouns are always capitalized. Example: Mrs. Short went to Atlanta.
Plural and Singular Nouns A plural noun names more than one person, place, thing or idea. Example: The boys walked down all of the streets. A singular noun names one person, place, thing or idea. Example: The boy walked down the street.
Possessive Nouns A possessive noun shows ownership or relationship. Example: Marcy went to Robin’s house for dinner.