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A noun is a person, place, thing, idea, event, etc. To better understand what a noun is, some people term nouns as a “naming word”. Nouns can be something that we can feel or something that is tangible.
See the fact file below for more information on the noun or alternatively, you can download our 24-page Nouns worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
What is a noun?
- A noun is a person, place, thing, idea, event, etc. To better understand what a noun is, some people term nouns as a “naming word”.
- Nouns can be something that we can feel or something that is tangible. They can also be something that we cannot feel, or something intangible.
- Take note that most nouns can be pluralized.
Common Noun VS Proper Noun
- The word for a person, place, or thing is a common noun. It’s a word that can be found in a dictionary. For example, book, house, and child are all common nouns
- On the other hand, a proper noun is a person’s, place’s, or thing’s given name. It’s most likely a given name or a title. For example, Christmas, Bill Gates, and McDonalds are all proper nouns. You can easily spot a proper noun if the first letter of the word is capitalized.
- There is a simple way to spot a common noun and a proper noun. A common noun asks the question “What is it?” while a proper noun asks the question, “What is its name?”
Types of Nouns
- After getting a general idea of what nouns are, we can now look into the different types of nouns. Nouns can be categorized into their structure or meaning.
- Abstract nouns are nouns that cannot be seen or touched. For example, love is an abstract noun as it is a feeling or emotion, therefore it cannot be felt by the five senses.
- Concrete nouns are the opposite of abstract nouns. They can be seen or touched. An example of a concrete noun would be crayons. You can see and hold crayons.
- A collective nouns is a noun that represents a group. Examples of collective nouns would be a herd of bison, a pod of whales, a swarm of bees, etc.
- Next, a compound noun is a noun that consists of two or more words. Bedroom, water tank, and motorcycle are examples of compound nouns.
- Gender specific nouns are either masculine or feminine. Masculine nouns are words for men/boys or male animals. Feminine nouns are words for women, girls, and female animals. A father is a masculine noun while a mother is a feminine
- The next type of noun is a non-countable noun. These nouns cannot be pluralized. An example of this is sand. It is impossible to count sand. The plural word for sand is also sand.
- On the other hand, countable nouns can be counted and can be pluralized. For example, fruits such as apples can be counted. Let’s say that there are five apples in the basket. “Apples” is the word for the plural form of apple.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the nouns across 24 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Nouns worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about a noun which is a person, place, thing, idea, event, etc. To better understand what a noun is, some people term nouns as a “naming word”. Nouns can be something that we can feel or something that is tangible.
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