Noun
 
 
 
 
Noun

In this lesson you will learn the definition of a noun, learn the types of nouns, and take a test.
Noun Definition
Noun Types
  • common noun
  • a word used to name a general person, animal, place, thing, or abstract idea
  • proper noun
  • a word used to name a specific person, animal, place, or thing
  • concrete noun
  • a word used to describe tangible objects such as: a person, place, thing, object, or substance
  • abstract noun
  • a word used to describe intangible concepts such as: states, events, concepts, feelings, qualities, etc., that have no physical existence
  • singular noun
  • a word used to describe one thing
  • plural noun
  • a word used to describe two or more things
  • countable noun
  • a word used to describe something that can be counted
  • non-countable noun
  • a word used to describe a something that cannot be counted
  • possessive noun
  • a noun that owns, or is closely related to, something else
  • collective noun
  • a word used to name a group of people, animals, or things
Noun Test

Study the types of nouns listed above. For each test question, you will be given four words. Three of the words will be the same type of noun and one word will be a different type of noun. Click the links above to learn more about each type of noun if you cannot answer a question.
1.  Which of the following words is NOT an abstract noun?

     a.  notebook
     b.  importance
     c.  opportunity
     d.  confidence
2.  Which of the following words is NOT a collective noun?

     a.  pride
     b.  cows
     c.  herd
     d.  flock
3.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  deer
     b.  flowers
     c.  Mount Everest
     d.  mountain
4.  Which of the following words is NOT a concrete noun?

     a.  apple
     b.  dog
     c.  moose
     d.  happiness
5.  Which of the following words is NOT a countable noun?

     a.  baggage
     b.  leaf
     c.  cherry
     d.  car
6.  Which of the following words is NOT a non-countable noun?

     a.  equipment
     b.  girl
     c.  garbage
     d.  jewelry
7.  Which of the following words is NOT a plural noun?

     a.  tables
     b.  books
     c.  dish
     d.  radios
8.  Which of the following words is NOT a possessive noun?

     a.  Joe's
     b.  women's
     c.  bud's
     d.  birds
9.  Which of the following words is NOT a proper noun?

     a.  trees
     b.  Judaism
     c.  January
     d.  Angelina Jolie
10.  Which of the following words is NOT a singular noun?

     a.  teeth
     b.  leaf
     c.  cherry
     d.  party
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Additional Information
Commonly Used Nouns
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of nouns. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Compound Nouns: Putting Words Together
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of compound nouns. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Grammar Tips
Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes?
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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