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A '''noun''' is a [[word]] used to name a [[person]], [[animal]], [[place]], [[thing]], or an abstract [[idea]]. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn.{{fact}} The italicized words in the following [[sentence]]s are all nouns:
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A '''noun''' is a [[word]] used to name a [[person]], [[animal]], [[place]], [[thing]], or an abstract [[idea]]. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn.{{fact}} The bold words in the following [[sentence]]s are all nouns:
  
"<i>Jesus</i> will return to set up His <i>kingdom</i> on <i>earth</i>."
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"'''Jesus''' will return to set up His '''kingdom''' on '''Earth'''."
  
"<i>Philosophy</i> is of little <i>comfort</i> to the <i>starving</i>."
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"'''Philosophy''' is of little '''comfort''' to the '''starving'''."
  
"<i>Homosexuality</i> is an <i>abomination</i>."
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"'''Homosexuality''' is an '''abomination'''."
  
A proper noun is a noun that is capitalized.
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A proper noun is a noun that is capitalized. Not all, but most, capitalized words are also proper nouns. The most common exception is the word "I" which is a pronoun.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:53, 15 November 2007

A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or an abstract idea. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn.[Citation Needed] The bold words in the following sentences are all nouns:

"Jesus will return to set up His kingdom on Earth."

"Philosophy is of little comfort to the starving."

"Homosexuality is an abomination."

A proper noun is a noun that is capitalized. Not all, but most, capitalized words are also proper nouns. The most common exception is the word "I" which is a pronoun.