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types of nouns


A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea. There are singular nouns
that name ONE person (player), place (room), thing (towel), or idea (love), and
there are plural nouns that are the names for MORE THAN ONE person (play-
ers), place (rooms), thing (towels), or idea (loves).

There are other types of nouns that are good to know. They include the
following.

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
concrete nouns.

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.

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. the object of the preposition
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5. the participle and participial phrase
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6. what good writers do
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7. complete and simple predicates
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8. the adverb
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9. introducing clauses
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10. the noun clause
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11. compound subject and compound predicate
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12. the direct object
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13. the verb phrase
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14. the pronoun
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15. The nominative case
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16. The possessive case
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17. the gerund and gerund phrase
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18. the adjective clause
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19. Second Capitalization List
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20. the interjection
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21. introducing phrases
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22. the adjective
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23. Confusing usage words part three
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24. types of sentences by purpose
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25. The coordinating conjunction
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26. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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27. types of nouns
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28. the noun adjective pronoun question
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29. Confusing usage words part one
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30. Confusing usage words part six
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31. More subject verb agreement situations
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32. the preposition
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33. the correlative conjunction
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34. the adverb phrase
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35. the adverb clause
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36. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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37. Active and passive voices
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38. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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39. complete and simple subjects
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40. the indirect object
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41. the adjective phrase
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42. the verb
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43. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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44. the appositive
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45. Confusing usage words part eight
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46. Sound alike words part one
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47. Sound a like words Part Two
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48. Commas Part Two
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49. Commas Part Five
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50. the noun
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