Time to learn about how to use nouns in English!
This is a part of a basic series on English grammar. You can find the other posts below:
Nouns are the starting point of the English sentence. Like learned in The Parts of Speech and the Sentence (Part 1), the subject of the sentence is a noun.
A noun is a word for a person, place, or thing. The bolded words in the examples are nouns:
There are many different types of nouns or words that act as nouns. Here are the most important types of nouns:
Common nouns are basic people, places, or things. Examples are bold:
Proper nouns are names. Examples are bold:
Possessive nouns are nouns that show ownership over something else. Possessives will be taught more in a future post. As you will see below, possessive nouns normally come with a second noun after it. Examples are bold:
Pronouns are not nouns, but they act like nouns. Pronouns will be taught in more detail in a future post. Examples are in bold:
Abstract nouns are nouns that deal with things that do not physically exist. Examples are in bold:
Now that we understand the use of nouns in English, we will now take a closer look at verbs. Continue here: