Parts of Speech: Noun

Parts of speech contains words that have distinctive meanings and functions that, together, makes a sentence clear. There are 8 parts of speech in the English grammar and are as follows: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, and interjection. We will start be introducing what a noun is.

1. Noun

A noun is a part of a speech that is used to classify words into names a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun is among the most simplest part of a speech that is not hard to understand. Here we will go over different types of nouns.

1.  Common Nouns – they are used to name general items instead of specific ones
ex: car, building, ocean

2.  Proper Nouns – they are the opposite of common nouns and are used to name specific items
ex:  Subaru Outback, Eiffel Tower, Atlantic Ocean

3.  Concrete Nouns – these are nouns of things that are experienced with one or more of the five senses (e.g. taste, touch, sight, hearing, smell)
ex:  sand paper, fire, doorbell

4.  Abstract Nouns – they are the opposite of concrete nouns and these are nouns that you cannot experience with one or more of the five senses and are like emotions
ex:  patience, humor, trust

5.  Count Nouns – these are words that can be countable, are definite, and have a singular or plural form
ex:  hour, dollar, meter

6.  Mass Nouns – they are opposite of count nouns, are indefinite, and are identified as nouns that can be weighed or divided into parts
ex:  flour, sugar, cotton

7.  Collective – they are nouns that identify groups of persons, places, or things
ex:  tutors, cities, fruits


In the following sentences, identify the word in bold letters as one or more of the seven nouns

1. The street traffic was light and I got to class ten minutes early.
2. Today’s weather forecast is said to have high humidity with a 90% chance of rain.
3. I forgot my textbook at home and had to share with one of my classmates.
4. As I was walking to the store, a car almost hit the stop sign.


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