Nouns are words that refer to people, places, or things. They are the very foundation of our spoken and written language. Without nouns there would be no substance and no subject to our sentences.
Nouns are usually the first words spoken by infants - "Bottle", "Cup", "Daddy", “Mommy”, “Play” and so forth. Nouns are usually things you can see and touch. They are real and tangible items.
Examples of nouns as people:
Examples of nouns as places:
Examples of nouns as things:
A special note to remember is that some nouns are not necessarily ‘real’ or ‘tangible’ things but rather concepts and ideas. These fall into the ‘things’ categories of nouns and include: beauty, love, honor, respect, passion, despair, fear, anger, time, and so on.
Examples of non-tangible nouns:
An easy strategy to detect nouns in a sentence is to answer the questions: "What?" or "Where?" or "Who?"
For example, in the sentence:
If you ask "Who?" you will come to the noun - "Kid".
If you ask "What?" you will come to the noun - "Piano".
Who?- Mary and Steve.
Who?- You, Billy.
Are nouns always tangible objects?
Does every sentence have a noun in it?
Yes 99.9% of the time.
Can there be multiple nouns in a sentence?
Are there different types of nouns?
Yes, all nouns are people, places, and things but within these categories we have common, proper, singular, and plural noun types. We will learn about these later.
Can word such as you, me, us, and we be nouns?
Technically they are pronouns but are still in the noun-type family so yes.
Remember that the best way to find nouns in sentences is to ask who, what, and where- the answers will usually point you towards the nouns. Also keep in mind that the majority of the time nouns are things you can see and touch- car, bike, boy, dog, school, Mom, Sally, and Billy. However, there are also times when intangible things can be nouns- time, love, hate, fear, guilt, passion, wind, air, satisfaction, quality, and so forth.
|1. The word "ball" is a noun .||True | False|
|2. The word "tall" is a noun.||True | False|
|3. The word fear can be a noun.||True | False|
|4. The word James is a noun.||True | False|
|5. The word run can be a noun.||True | False|
|6. The word boy is a noun.||True | False|
|7. The word time is a noun.||True | False|
|8. The word house can be a noun.||True | False|
|9. The word walk is a noun.||True | False|
|10. The word Washington DC is a noun.||True | False|
|11. The word fish is a noun.||True | False|
|12. The word airport is a noun.||True | False|