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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Nouns

 
 

Definition

Nouns are the words that name people, places, and things in a sentence.

Example

The

girl

rides her

bicycle

every day.

 

Subject

 

Object

 

 

Noun

 

Noun

 

Explanation

Nouns --

  • are usually people, places, or things. For example, "John buys his fish at the supermarket."
  • have singular and plural forms. For example, "John and Ingrid ride bikes to school. Ingrid rides her bike to work as well."
  • are the subjects and / or objects of sentences. For example, "Ingrid rides a mountain bike to work."
  • are the objects of prepositions. For example, "I ride a mountain bike to work."
  • can be used as adjectives. For example, "I ride a mountain bike to work."
  • can be place names with one or more than one word. For example, "I live on George Street in Victoria."

Related Sections

Count & Non-Count Nouns
Gerunds
Parts of Speech
Plurals
Pronouns