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THE PARTS OF SPEECH [ ? ]
MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS
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What is a Noun?
Proper Nouns and Common Nouns
A noun is the name of a person, place or thing.
EX. Tree, boy, war, North, South, East, West, Europe, apple, herd, Jessica, sweetness, paper, etc.
A Pronoun is a word used in the place of a noun.
EX.He, she, him, her, it, who, whom, they, theirs, etc.
*** In this section of LousyWriter.com, we will only focus on the noun.
English grammar divides all nouns into two great classes: Proper nouns and Common nouns.
A Proper noun is a name that belongs to some particular person, place or thing:
EX. Lincoln, New York, August, Monday, etc.
Sometimes a proper noun contains several words. When it does, we regard it as a single noun.
EX. James Lane Allen; Tales of the Crypt; The Straits of Mackinac.
We use a common noun as the name of a class.
EX. girl, holiday, town, month, sheep, corn, tree, etc.
All nouns, with the exception of abstract nouns, may be either singular or plural.
A singular noun refers to one; a plural noun refers to more than one.
A word that refers to one is called a Singular Number; more than one is called a Plural Number.