Difference between revisions of "Noun"

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"'''Jesus''' will return to set up His '''kingdom''' on '''Earth'''."
 
"'''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]].
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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]].  That rule varies from language to language; for example, [[German language|German]] capitalizes all nouns, while many [[writing]] systems have no concept of capitalization.
  
 
In many languages, nouns have different forms in different [[grammatical case|cases]] to show their relationships to other words in the sentence.
 
In many languages, nouns have different forms in different [[grammatical case|cases]] to show their relationships to other words in the sentence.

Revision as of 18:07, 8 August 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. That rule varies from language to language; for example, German capitalizes all nouns, while many writing systems have no concept of capitalization.

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