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Nouns by Mind Map: Nouns
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Nouns

Abstract nouns

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

Examples

Courage

Stupidity

Education

Collective nouns

A noun which is refers to a group of nouns

Examples

Bouquet

Bunch

Pile

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.

Examples

Paper

Phone

Field

Concrete nouns

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

Examples

Phone

Noise

Rainbow

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.

Examples

Cats are animals.

Civilization has always included cats.

Countable/Uncountable nouns

Countable

Countable nouns are nouns which can be counted, even if the number might be extraordinarily high

Examples, Cat/Cats, Boy/Boys

Uncountable

Uncountable nouns are nouns which come in a state or quantity which is impossible to count; liquids are uncountable, as are things which act like liquids

Examples, Intelligence, Homework

Possessive nouns

Possessive nouns are nouns which possess something, normally another noun

Examples

The cat's toy

Brandon's book

The boss's house

Proper nouns

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

Examples

Mary

California

Amsterdam

Irregular nouns

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

Examples

Child - children

Mouse - mice

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.

Examples

Toothpaste

Candlesticks