What are nouns?|
A noun is a word for a person, place, or thing. Everything we can see or talk about is represented by a word which names it. That "naming word" is called a noun.
NounsA noun is a word for a person, place, or thing. (You might like to think of nouns as naming words.)
Everything we can see or talk about is represented by a word which names it. That "naming word" is called a noun.
Sometimes a noun will be the name for something we can touch (e.g., lion, cake, computer), and sometimes a noun will be the name for something we cannot touch (e.g., bravery, mile, joy).
Everything is represented by a word that lets us talk about it. This includes people (e.g., man, scientist), animals (e.g., dog, lizard), places (e.g., town, street), objects (e.g., vase, pencil), substances (e.g., copper, glass), qualities (e.g., heroism, sorrow), actions (e.g., swimming, dancing), and measures (e.g., inch, ounce).
Here are some more examples:
Click on the nouns:
DIFFERENT TYPES OF NOUNS
The noun family is quite large. See the lesson Different Types of Nouns.
What are adjectives?|
What are adverbs?
What are conjunctions?
What are interjections?
What are prepositions?
What are verbs?
The different types of nouns
What are pronouns?
The different types of pronouns
Non-countable nouns (mass nouns)
Verbal nouns (gerunds)