A word that names a person, a place, or a thing is called a Noun
. A Proper Noun
names some particular person, place, or thing, such as Edgar Allen Poe, Florida, Apple, Inc.
A Common Noun
names a class, such as puppy, city, ebook.
A Collective Noun
names a group or collection, as crowd, army, flock.
An Abstract Noun
names a condition, a quality, a feeling, a trait, or a general
idea, such as system, organization, honesty, policy, patriotism, roughness.
A name word or noun is sometimes indicated by a substitute called a Pronoun
. If this substitute refers to a person, it is called a Personal Pronoun
, such as, I, he, she, it, they, we, you.
If it points out a relation between a person, a place, or a thing, and some other person, place, or thing, it is called a Relative Pronoun
, as who, which, (what), that.
If it asks a question it is called an Interrogative Pronoun
, as who, which, what.
If it is used to
point out as well as to refer to some person, place, or thing, it is called a Demonstrative Pronoun
, such as this, that, these, those, all, another, any, both, each, either, every, many, most, neither, none, one, other, several, some, such.
Name words that indicate one are in Singular Number
; if they indicate more than one, Plural Number