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Types of Nouns. Common Nouns. A general person, place, thing, or idea Ex. cat. Proper Nouns. A specific person, place, thing, or idea Ex: Atlanta Braves. Singular Nouns. One person, place, thing, or idea Ex: computer. Plural Nouns. More than one person, place, thing, or idea

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Common nouns
Common Nouns

A general person, place, thing, or idea

Ex. cat


Proper nouns
Proper Nouns

A specific person, place, thing, or idea

Ex: Atlanta Braves


Singular nouns
Singular Nouns

One person, place, thing, or idea

Ex: computer


Plural nouns
Plural Nouns

More than one person, place,

thing, or idea

Make most nouns plural by

-adding –s or -es.

-making a new word. (child children)

-Some require no change. (sheep= sheep)


Abstract nouns
Abstract Nouns

A noun that names an idea. It cannot be touched.

Ex: liberty, freedom, justice


Concrete nouns
Concrete Nouns

A noun that you can touch.

Ex: butterfly


Possessive nouns
Possessive Nouns

A noun that shows ownership

For singular nouns, add ‘s (car’s)

For plural nouns, add ‘ if it already has an s(houses’)

For plural nouns that don’t end in s, add ‘s (geese’s)


Collective nouns
Collective Nouns

A noun that names a collection of things

Ex: swarm of bees