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Nouns

 

A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing or idea, either specifically or in general. Examples of different nouns:

 

Person: Sam, sister, firefighter

 

Place: Mt. Everest, mountain, Nebraska, state

 

Thing: iPod, coffee cup, Ford Ranger

 

Idea: joy, independence, happiness

 

A compound noun combines two or more words in a single noun: mountain range, Sam Smith, toaster oven

 

A collective noun combines two or more objects or people into one group, but is singular in form: children, committee, team

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.GoBigEd.com Grammar Granny 029 2006

 

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