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Types of Nouns

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nounnames a person, place, thing, or idea
collective nounsingular in form but names a group (family, herd, band, committee, flock, jury, team)
common nounis the GENERAL -- not the particular -- name of a person, place, thing, or idea
proper nounthe name of a PARTICULAR person, place, thing, or idea; is always capitalized
concrete nounnames an object that occupies space or can by recognized by any of the senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch)
abstract nounnames an idea, a quality, or a characteristic (attitude, dignity, loyalty, sadness)
compound nounmade up of two or more words (ice cream, mother-in-law, headlight)
antecedentthe noun or group of words to which a pronoun refers (the word replaced by a pronoun)

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