What are nouns?

What is a Noun? Grammar Review

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.

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Common nouns are in bold type.

Q: Is that your car? A: Yes, I just bought it a few days ago.

Q: Why are they running down the street? A: They need to catch the bus!

Q: Do you want to buy a pair of jeans? A: Yes, let’s go to the shop!

Proper nouns are in bold type.

Q: What is your fathers name? A: His name is Bob.

Q: What city do you live in? A: I live in London.

Q: Who is Mr Jones married to? A: He is married to Sally.

Vocabulary Bank

Specific: Compare to just one or the word “exact”.

One-of-a-kind: Only one was created.

Common: Something there is many of.

Catch: To get on the bus before it leaves.

Decide: To choose something from another or others.

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