This list of nouns should help you understand nouns a little better. For definitions of the following noun categories, go to the noun page.
Before you look at the list of nouns, I'd like to point out that each noun fits into more than one of the categories below.
For example, the word train is a common, concrete, countable, singular noun. Got it? Good!
|Common Nouns name people, places or things that are not specific.||man, mountain, state, ocean, country, building, cat, airline|
|Proper Nouns name specific people, places, or things.||Walt Disney, Mount Kilimanjaro, Minnesota, Atlantic Ocean, Australia, Empire State Building, Fluffy, Sun Country|
|Abstract Nouns name nouns that you can't perceive with your five senses.||love, wealth, happiness, pride, fear, religion, belief, history, communication|
|Concrete Nouns name nouns that you can perceive with your five senses.||house, ocean, Uncle Mike, bird, photograph, banana, eyes, light, sun, dog, suitcase, flowers|
|Countable Nouns name nouns that you can count.||bed, cat, movie, train, country, book, phone, match, speaker, clock, pen, David, violin|
|Uncountable Nouns name nouns that you can't count.||milk, rice, snow, rain, water, food, music|
|Compound Nouns are made up of two or more words.||tablecloth, eyeglasses, New York, photograph, daughter-in-law, pigtails, sunlight, snowflake|
|Collective Nouns refer to things or people as a unit.||bunch, audience, flock, team, group, family, band, village|
|Singular Nouns name one person, place, thing, or idea.||cat, sock, ship, hero, monkey, baby, match|
|Plural Nouns name more than one person, place, thing, or idea.||cats, socks, ships, heroes, monkeys, babies, matches|
|Possessive Nouns show ownership.||Mom's car, Beth's cat, the student's book|
Seeing a list of nouns is a great way to learn what a noun is.
Sentence diagramming can teach you what a noun does.
Sentence diagramming is a visual way to show how the words in a sentence are related to each other.
Since nouns can do many things in a sentence, the way they are diagrammed depends on the way that they are acting in each sentence.
Here is a diagram of the following noun jobs: subject, direct object, indirect object, and object of the preposition.
Subject: The students happily studied grammar.
Direct Object: The students happily studied grammar.
Indirect Object: They taught their friends grammar.
Object of the Preposition: Their friends smiled with glee.
Predicate Nouns: They were grammar champions!