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 refer to things in general, e.g, boys, city, day.
Proper nouns identify specific people, places, things, or ideas, e.g. David, New York City, Tuesday.
Concrete nouns refer to people and things that can be touched, seen, heard, smelled, or tasted, e.g. cats, oceans, songs, trees.
Abstract nouns refer to ideas or qualities that can't be seen or touched, e.g. sadness, time, wisdom.