Nouns are words used to identify people, animals, places, things and ideas.
Common nouns are the names of everyday things like the following
Gender nouns are Masculine and Feminine like the following
- boy - girl
- brother - sister
- nephew - niece
- son - daughter
- uncle - aunt
- bull - cow
- dog - vixen
- gander - goose
- boar - sow
- rooster - hen
Singular noun denotes one noun and plural noun denotes more than one noun.
- boy - boys
- book - books
- box - boxes
- door - doors
- chair - chairs
Proper nouns are the names of specific people or places and begin with a capital letter
Collective nouns are the names of a group of people or things
Abstract nouns are the names of things you cannot see, smell, hear, touch or taste
Abstract forms of nouns are very common and an important part of communication.
In many cases these types of nouns are derived from an addition of a suffix or alteration in the root word.
Child is a concrete noun, for example, but childhood is an intangible state, so it is abstract.
Nouns with the following suffixes are often abstract.
Compound nouns are are made up of two or more words
for first and second graders
for third and fourth graders