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a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea

common noun

names a person, place, thing, or idea but does not say which particular one

proper noun

names a particular person, place, or thing and always begins with a capital letter

concrete noun

names whatever exists as a physical or material substance

abstract noun

names a quality, state, activity, or general idea

collective noun

names a group or a collection

compound noun

is two or more words used as a single noun


is another term that may be used to refer to any word, phrase, or clause that functions as a noun or a noun equivalent


is a substantive that follows another substantive to explain or identify it; an appositive may be compound

appositive phrase

is an appositive with all its modifiers