Definition of Noun (with Examples)

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The Definition of Noun

A noun is a word used for a person, place, or thing. Nouns are often described as naming words.

Examples of Nouns

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Types of Noun

All nouns can be classified as one of the following:

Categories of Nouns

Common nouns can also be categorized as one (or more) of the following:

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