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Nouns by Mind Map: Nouns
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Abstract nouns

A noun which cannot be identified using one of the five senses (taste, touch, sight, hearing, smelling)


Collective nouns

A noun which is refers to a group of nouns


Common nouns

Common nouns are words for people, places or things that aren’t specific (as opposed to a proper noun which refers to only one person, place or thing).

Common nouns can be countable or uncountable, singular or plural.


Concrete nouns

A concrete noun is a noun which can be identified through one of the five senses (taste, touch, sight, hearing, smell).


Generic nouns

Generic nouns are nouns which are part of a generic statement.

Generic nouns can be singular or plural.

The opposite of generic nouns is collective nouns

They’re different from definite nouns (e.g. the book) and indefinite nouns (e.g. a book) in that the sentence they’re must be a blanket statement or question.


Countable/Uncountable nouns



Possessive nouns

Possessive nouns are nouns which possess something, normally another noun


Proper nouns

Proper nouns are the names of specific people or places. They should always begin with a capital.


Irregular nouns

Irregular nouns are nouns which don’t follow a spelling pattern when pluralized.


Compound nouns

Compound nouns are words where two nouns have been stuck together to make a new noun. Compound nouns should be written as one word, without a hyphen.