TYPES OF NOUNS

Find out what the main types of nouns are.

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A noun is the name we give to a person, place, thing, event, substance, quality, or idea.

They can be sorted into a number of sub-categories.

Common

The name of a thing. It represents one of a type of thing or all of the group. When used in a sentence it will have “the”, “a” or “an” in front of it.
(a cat, an elephant, a book, a library)

Proper

Things that have a clear individual identity; they are one of a kind.
(Melissa, London, Cinderella, King Kong, Disney Land)

Countable

Things that can become plural.
(snakes, toads, chairs, tables, doors, handles)

Uncountable

Things that can't become plural.
(laughter, cutlery, people, furniture, anger)

Concrete

Things that can be observed by at least one of the senses.
(grapes, perfume, velvet, sand)

Abstract

Things that can't be observed by the senses.
(hatred, love, jealousy, hope)




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