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a word or word group that is used to name a person, a place, a thing, or an idea

Abstract noun

an idea, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic

Concrete noun

a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell)

Compound noun

made up of two or more words used together as a single noun

Common noun

names any one of a group of persons, places, things, or ideas

Proper noun

names a particular person, place, thing, or idea


something a word used in place of one or more nouns or pronouns

Personal pronoun

refers to the one speaking (first person), the one spoken to (second person), or the one spoken about (third person)

Reflexive pronoun

refers to the subject and functions as a complement or an object of a preposition

Intensive pronoun

emphasizes a noun or another pronoun

Demonstrative pronoun

points out a person, a place, a thing, or an idea


a noun that a pronoun stands for

Relative pronoun

introduces a subordinate clause

Indefinite pronoun

refers to a person, a place, a thing, or an idea that may or may not be specifically named


a word used to modify a noun or a pronoun

Proper adjective

formed from a proper noun and begins with a capital letter

Demonstrative adjective

this, that, these, and those when used to modify nouns or pronouns

Interrogative pronoun

introduces a question

Collective nouns

a word that names a group

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