. Nouns In English Grammar .

What Is A Noun?

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]he word:  “Noun” — is a grammatical term which is most-commonly referred to as one of the, “Parts of Speech” in English Grammar.  However — the less-commonly used term“Word-Classes” — is actually far-more appropriate.  This is because “Speech” is only one way of using a language.  A great deal of it (like this blog post) is in the “Written” form.

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]S[/su_dropcap]o — the grammatical term:  “Noun” — is one of the nine different Word-Classes that represents Words which are used to indicate a:  Person, Place, Thing, EventIdea, or Animal…  (all of which are can also be classified generally as “things”.)

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]H[/su_dropcap]owever — despite the fact that all of the “things” that Nouns represent, are just different types of “Things” — it would be wrong to say that:  “Nouns are things”.  Instead — the WORD “Noun” is the grammatical term for anything which can be referred to as a “Thing”.


[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]here are also many different classifications of Nouns:

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    • Proper & Common Nouns
    • Countable & Un-Countable Nouns
    • Collective Nouns
    • Concrete & Abstract Nouns

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]B[/su_dropcap]esides these, there are also:

    • Noun Phrases
    • Pronouns
    • Adjectives as Nouns
    • Verbs as Noun

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]hese different classifications of Nouns will be covered in future posts.  For now, let’s see some examples of Nouns as described in their most basic forms.

Noun Examples


Nouns are Words which can name a Person/Individual/Entity – either a unique individual or an abstract person or group.

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Nouns are Words that can name a Place – either a specific place, or a type of place.

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Nouns are Words that can name a Thing – either tangible (something “physical” that you can touch or hold in your hand) or intangible (something that is not “physical” but still exists.)

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Nouns are Words which can name an Event – either a specific event, or something more abstract.

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Nouns are words that can name an Idea (concept, emotion, feeling.)  This can be anything from a dream to a subject that you might study in school.

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Nouns are words that can name an Animal.  This can either a specific animal or the name of a group

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[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]f you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.  All comments (if they are respectful and beneficial) are welcomed and appreciated.

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