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In a sentence, nouns can be subjects or objects.


man, woman, child, restaurant, animal, state, city, ocean, street

Paul, Burger King, Harvard University, Wisconsin, Elm Street

strength, courage, love, hunger, desire, intelligence, fear

house, Paul, dog, hamburger, water, floor, hair, snow, book

woman, chair, student, tree, worm, gallon, nation, animal, cup

man, woman, eye, house, bug, essay, teacher, city, ocean

men, women, eyes, houses, bugs, essays, teachers, cities, oceans

milk, wisdom, gasoline, procrastination, wealth, insanity, courage

Ahmed and Kyle, milk and cookies, trees and bushes, the boy and girl

team, committee, faculty, class, herd, flock, community, council

dad's shoes, Joe's car, the dog's tail, the teacher's computer

running, swimming, reading, dancing

the milk, these shoes, both children, many people  


Common Nouns refer to unspecific people, places and things.

Proper Nouns refer to specific people, places, and things.  Proper nouns are always capitalized.

Abstract Nouns are nouns that cannot be seen, touched, tasted, smelled, or heard.

Concrete Nouns are nouns that can be seen, touched, tasted, smelled, or heard.

Count Nouns are nouns that can be counted.  A count noun can be singular or plural; a number or the word many can come before a count noun.

Singular Nouns refer to one person, place, thing, or idea.

Plural Nouns refer to more than one person, place, thing, or idea.

Non-Count or MassNouns are nouns that cannot be counted.

Compound Nouns consist of two or more nouns.

Collective Nouns refer to multiple people or things as a singular unit.

Possessive Nouns show ownership.  Possessive nouns function adjectivally.

Gerundsfunction as nouns.

Nouns are often preceded by determiners.

This video discusses these types of nouns and how to make these nouns agree with verbs.


Nouns  refer to people, places, things, qualities, and ideas.