A noun is a word that identifies:
- a person (woman, boy, doctor, neighbour)
- a thing (dog, building, tree, country)
- an idea, quality, or state (truth, danger, birth, happiness).
Types of noun
There are many different types of nouns – proper nouns, abstract nouns, collective nouns. See the full list here.
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