Nouns

Nouns

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  • Hello, welcome to this class.My name is Yerlyn Ramos, I will explain the grammar topic of:"Types of nouns"
  • What are nouns?Nouns are words that refer to people, places, things, or ideas.The types of nouns are: common, proper, countable, uncontable, concrete, abstract, compound and collective.
  • Common and proper nouns Common nouns: Used to name people, places or things in general. It refers to the class or type of person or thing. Examples: girl, city, animal, house, food.Proper nouns: Used to name a specific person, place or thing.Examples: John, London, France, Mary.
  • Countable and uncountable nounsCountable nouns: Have a singular and a plural form can be used with a number or a/an before it. They are sometimes called Count Nouns. Examples: car, desk, cup, house, bike. Uncountable nouns: Cannot be counted. They often refer to substances, liquids, and abstract ideas. They are sometimes called Mass Nouns. Examples: milk, air, water.
  • Concrete and abstract nounsConcrete nouns: Refer to people or things that exist physically and that at least one of senses can detect. Examples: dog, tree, apple, moon.Abstract nouns: Have no physical existence. They refer to ideas, emotions and concepts you cannot see, touch, hear, smell or taste. Examples: love, fear, freedom.
  • Compound and collective nounsCompound nouns: Two or more words that create a noun. They can be written as one word, joined by a hyphen or written as separate words. Examples: rainfall, son.in.law, credit card.Collective nouns: Refer to a set or group of people, animals or things. They are often followed by OF + PLURAL NOUN (e.g. bunch of flowers) Examples: team, pile, stack, flock, bunch.
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