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Flashcards in Nouns Deck (14):
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What do nouns refer to

people
places
things
concepts/ideas/emotions

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What are proper nouns

the names of people, places, countries, organisations.
Normally have a capital at the beginning

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What are common nouns

other nouns that are not proper nouns

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What are the two types of common noun

abstract
concrete

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Concrete nouns

are things which can be seen, touched, sensed by the 5 senses.
they are actual, tangible things

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Abstract nouns

nouns that express concepts, ideas or emotions
They do not usually have plurals

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Definite article

The

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Indefinite article

A

9

Countable and non-countable nouns

countable: dogs
non-countable: frost

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Non-count nouns

refer to things which exist as a mass or single entirety.
Don't normally have a plural form

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Noun phrases

Before the noun there is usually an article
and there are also adjectives included to provide more information about the noun

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What parts of the sentence can a noun be

Either the subject or the object of a sentence

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Pronouns

are words which can stand in for nouns, such as:
he, she, it, they

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Possessive pronouns

show who nouns belong to
e.g. "it's mine"