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Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about nouns an important part of English grammar. A noun is one of the eight parts of speech.
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Grammar: Nouns

A noun is a word used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, object, substance, state, event, feeling, or abstract idea. A noun is one of the eight parts of speech. The following are different types of nouns:
  • 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
From YOUR Teacher: Learning Nouns

Learning the different types of nouns in English can be very difficult and confusing. Be sure to visit the pages of each of the different noun types shown towards the top of this page for more detailed explanations.
Test: Grammar Nouns

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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