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Places, people, things, animals and abstract ideas are all called Nouns. Nouns have three possible functions in a sentence as objects, subjects and complements.


Here are some examples for different nouns:

Albert Einstein was a great scientist.

Early today my brother went to the supermarket.

The Eifel tower is in Paris.


Nouns are divided into several groups:


Proper Nouns

This group includes unique and specific items. Note that proper nouns always begin with capitals, for example:

John read the Bible while visiting in Nazareth.


Common Nouns

This group includes general items. Note that common nouns require capitals when they start a sentence or are part of a title, for example:

People read books and magazines mostly at home.


Concrete Nouns

This group includes items that you can experience with your five senses, so you can smell, touch, taste, hear and see them. Here is an example for such nouns:


The girl picked flowers for her mother.


Count Nouns

This group includes nouns that are countable in the following example you can count one, two or ten sofas or pillows:


They have a blue sofa with yellow pillows at home.


Non-countable Nouns

This group includes nouns that only have a singular form as the plural form is not possible in the following example milk is a non-countable noun:


The bottle was full of cold and fresh milk.


Collective Nouns

This group includes nouns that describe groups of people, items and animals. Although you may count an individual inside that group, the group itself is considered as one unit.


The team is practicing on court.


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