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A noun is just one of “The Eight Parts” of the English language. A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea. A proper noun is a word that always starts with a capital letter or to name a specific one-of-a-kind item. Common nouns are words used to name general items. Please note that a word is just a word until you decide how to use it. Most nouns can also be used as a verb.
Count or Countable nouns can be referred to as one or many (Plural). Most nouns in English are countable. Countable nouns are referred to as concrete nouns. If you can count it, it is countable. Abstract nouns refer to intangible things like ideas, actions, feelings, ideals, concepts and qualities. However, there are general rules. Liquids, grains, and most collective nouns are considered uncountable. Many nouns are both uncountable and countable when we use quantifiers. Fruit and vegetables are just two collective nouns that are both. Count nouns can be divided into smaller units you can see or hear individually. Most but, not all count nouns can be pluralized by adding a final ‘s to the nouns. Many plural nouns are spelled differently. If you can place a number before the noun, it is countable. Don’t forget, most nouns are also verbs in the English language! Ask your teacher for a more detailed explanation and examples. Have fun with nouns!
Concrete Noun Examples
One table, two chairs, three pencils, four books, five computers!
Concrete Collective Nouns with Quantifiers
Piece of furniture, school of fish, colony of bees, army of ants!
Collective Count/Uncountable Noun Examples
One vegetable, two fruits, three metals, four valuables!
Concrete Nouns Spelled Differently
Child/Children, Man/Men, Leaf/Leaves, Wolf/Wolves, Wife/Wives!
There is a lot more to the subject of nouns. This grammar review is just a small part of English to help you better understand the subject of nouns.