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Nouns are words that identify people, places, things, and ideas.

Here are some examples of nouns:

  • People: woman, boy, father, doctor
  • Places: Paris, hospital, school
  • Things: tree, ball, door
  • Ideas: truth, honesty, sadness

There are several different types of nouns.

Common Nouns

Common nouns refer to things in general, e.g, boys, city, day.

Proper Nouns

Proper nouns identify specific people, places, things, or ideas, e.g. David, New York City, Tuesday.

Concrete Nouns

Concrete nouns refer to people and things that can be touched, seen, heard, smelled, or tasted, e.g. cats, oceans, songs, trees.

Abstract Nouns

Abstract nouns refer to ideas or qualities that can't be seen or touched, e.g. sadness, time, wisdom.

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