A noun names a person - veterinarian, Dr. Smith, boy
place - Washington, yard, kennel
thing - textbook, pencil, paper
idea or quality - honesty, strength, loyalty
1. A common noun names any one of a class of people, places, or things.
Examples: school, park, teacher
2. A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing.
Examples: Warren Hills Middle School
3. A collective noun names a group of people or things.
Examples: club, herd, army, class, group, team(OVER)
4. A compound noun is a noun made up of two or more words.
Three ways compound nouns are formed.
Separate Words Hyphenated Words Combined Words
post office bull’s-eye flagship
middle school daughter-in-law railroad
5. A concrete noun is a noun that you can touch.
Examples: chair, desk, pencil, cup, chocolate, bat, puppy, book
6. An abstract noun is a noun that you CANNOT touch.
Examples: love, hate, honesty, integrity, feelings, camaraderie, exemplar,
happiness, joy, evil, anxiety, hope, peace, war, friendship, attitude,
loveliness, beauty, kindness, transition, bravery ……..
Now you add a couple more:
Is a noun able to be classified as more than one type?
baseball – common, compound, concrete
Tappan Zee Bridge – proper, concrete, compound
flock – collective, concrete, common