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Types of Nouns

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common noun
a noun that denotes any or all members of a class or group of persons, places, things, or ideas
proper noun
a noun that denotes a particular or specific person, place, thing or idea; always capitalized
abstract noun
names ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
concrete noun
names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses
compound noun
single noun formed from two or more words
collective noun
a noun takes a singular verb but refers to a group of people, creatures, or things
abstract noun
examples: loyalty, compassion, intelligence, curiosity, health, grace, bravery
concrete noun
examples: pizza, kitten, diamond, clock, car...
common noun
examples: pilot, city, park, boy, girl, teacher, parent
collective noun
examples: flock, herd, pack, army, committee, staff, crowd, team, class, group, club, jury (some depend on what is being referring to)
compound noun
examples: doghouse, basketball, rattlesnake, thunderhead, spark plug, whiteboard, fireman, sailboat, coffee table
proper noun
examples: Amelia Earhart, Nike, Chicago, Katmai National Park
possessive noun
noun that shows ownership, possession or relationship
possessive noun
a noun that shows ownership, uses an apostrophe, and functions as an adjective for a noun that follows it
collective
The TEAM is waiting to play. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
possessive noun
Jerry's cat, Tom's hat, Susie's bicycle
proper
How big is SEATTLE? (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
compound
Don't eat the TOADSTOOLS. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
collective
The GAGGLE of geese is walking across the soccer field. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
abstract
PATIENCE is waiting for ketchup to trickle out.
common
The GIRLS ran sprints on the field hockey field.
concrete
The girls ran sprints on the field hockey FIELD.
curiosity
Which is the abstract noun? curious, curiously, curiosity
courage
Which is the abstract noun? courageously, courage, courageous, encourage
happiness
Which is the abstract noun? happiness, happily, happy
confidence
Which is the abstract noun? confide, confidence, confident, confidently