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What kind of nouns exist ?

Proper noun


Common noun


Countable


Uncountable


Singular


Plural


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Common and proper nouns

Proper nouns give specific names to people, places and other things. (Generally a proper noun cannot be used in a plural form.)


all other nouns are common nouns.


Countable nouns

They denote individual entities


With clear boundaries.

Uncountable nouns

A mass without clear boundaries rather than individual entities.

Compound nouns

Nouns that are combinations of two or more words.

Invariable nouns

Nouns that are either always singular or plural.


In some cases an English word can have a different meaning in plural.

Collective nouns

A group of people.

Logical plurals/singulars

Yoy can feel or hear if it's in plural/singular form. It feels logical

The genitive

THE/A/AN ect.


is used when the noun refers to a person , an animal, a collective noun or a geographic name.

When do we use "A"

Before a word that start with a consonant sound.

When do we use "AN" ?

Before a word that start with a vowel sound.

The definite article

Points out something that the reader is supposed to be familiar with.