All About Nouns
Most of us can remember the basic definition we learned in early Grammar classes.
A noun is a naming word. It identifies people, places, or things.
However, we may not always remember that there are four types of nouns:
1. Common Nouns
Common nouns are names given to ordinary objects.
They can be identified by ‘a’, ‘an’ or ‘the’.
Examples: the shoe, a kitchen, an apple.
2. Proper Nouns
Proper nouns are names given to people, places, days, months, ideologies, subjects or titles.
They always begin with capital letters.
Examples: July, China, Friday.
3. Abstract or Concrete Nouns
Abstract nouns name a quality, a characteristic, or an idea.
Examples: beauty, strength, love, courage.
Conversely, concrete nouns name an object that can be perceived by the senses.
Examples: hat, desk, book, box.
4. Collective Nouns:
Collective nouns name a group: crowd, team, class.
I hope this little walk down memory lane helps you understand the structure of your sentences.