Concept & Definition
According to the on-line dictionary of Webster for language learners a noun is:
a word that is the name of something (such as a person, animal, place, thing, quality, idea, or action) and is typically used in a sentence as subject or object of a verb or as object of a preposition.
apple, chair, pen, paper, police and teacher.
Since their are so many things around us it is only appropriate to classify them in to different categories. Thus we have: Proper nouns, Common nouns, Concrete nouns, Abstract nouns, Countable nouns, Mass (Non-countable) nouns and Collective nouns.
Each classification will be discussed individually in future posts. In addition, for you to understand each classification clearly I suggest that you pair them according to their opposites. Follow this:
*Take note that their nouns that crosses classifications. For example, apple may be considered as both countable and concrete since it can be both counted and felt through the five senses.
Stay on track for the next lesson!