Nouns are words that name a person, place or any entity. Anything that exists; ideas, thoughts, emotions, people, all the objects (cars, planets, televisions, phones...) can be named.
Most sentences have multiple nouns, some sentences have only a single noun.

Also See:

Nouns Exercises / Exercise 2
Gender of Nouns
Noun Clauses
Singular / Plural
Adjective Vs Noun

Proper / Common Nouns

Nouns that name a particular item in a group are called proper nouns. The first letter is capitalized.

Michael Jordan (person, athlete...)
Pepsi Cola (drinks, soda),
New York (city)

Nouns that refer to a general class of person, place, entity are common nouns and they are not capitalized.

basketball player, soda, city

See more on common and proper nouns

Count / Non-Count (Mass) Nouns

This is the classification according to whether a noun can be counted or not. Count nouns are countable.

Dr. Adams

Mass nouns name undifferentiated mass, things that are not usually considered countable..


Non-count nouns are usually singular and quantified by quantifiers such as much, more, less, some...

some sugar
less water
little butter

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Abstract/Concrete/Collective Nouns

Abstract nouns name ideas, thoughts, emotions.

love, peace, honor

Concrete nouns name physical objects that have a mass.

ball, tree, glass

Collective nouns refer to a group of people or entities.

herd, bunch, army, family, tribe

See more on abstract nouns / concrete nouns
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