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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.<ref> [http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/nouns.html The Writing Centre], University of Ottawa </ref> The bold 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.<ref> [http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/nouns.html The Writing Centre], University of Ottawa </ref> The bold words in the following [[sentence]] are all nouns:
  
 
"'''Jesus''' will return to set up His '''kingdom''' on '''Earth'''."
 
"'''Jesus''' will return to set up His '''kingdom''' on '''Earth'''."

Revision as of 15:02, 10 July 2008

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.[1] The bold words in the following sentence are all nouns:

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

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.

In many languages, nouns have different forms in different cases to show their relationships to other words in the sentence.

Notes

  1. The Writing Centre, University of Ottawa