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English Grammar: Nouns by Mind Map: English Grammar: Nouns
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English Grammar: Nouns

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Abstract nouns

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

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Collective nouns

A noun which is refers to a group of nouns

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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.

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Concrete nouns

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

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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.

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Countable/Uncountable nouns

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Uncountable

Possessive nouns

Possessive nouns are nouns which possess something, normally another noun

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Proper nouns

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

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Irregular nouns

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

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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.

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