What is a noun? Give an example, or explain.
Introduction to Nouns
A noun is a word that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. Common nouns are general and refer to general things, e.g. chair, dog, table. Proper nouns are specific and refer to specific people, places, things and ideas, e.g. Peter, London, iPhone.
Did you know?
The longest noun in the English language is 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis', which refers to a lung disease caused by inhaling ash and sand dust. The most common noun in English is 'time' according to Oxford English Corpus. The most common proper noun in English is 'John' according to Oxford English Corpus.
Can you think of 3 common nouns?
What makes a noun proper?
What is the difference between a common noun and a proper noun?
Would you rather discover a new species of a colorful and tiny frog or a giant and majestic tree?
- Discover a new species of a colorful and tiny frog
- Discover a giant and majestic tree
What is a noun?
- A word that connects words or phrases.
- A word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.
- A word that describes an action.
Which of the following is an example of a common noun?
'New York City' is an example of what type of noun?
- Abstract noun
- Proper noun
- Common noun
What type of nouns are names given to specific people, places, or things?
- Common nouns
- Collective nouns
- Proper nouns