A noun can be a person, place, or thing. Some nouns are things you can experience with your senses (like apple, nose, or battleship), and some are abstract (like happiness, anger, or philosophy). There are other ways to distinguish nouns:
- Singular nouns name one person, place, thing, or idea, while plural nouns name more than one. In most cases, a plural noun will end with -s.
- A common noun is the general name of the person, place, or thing (man, city), while a proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing (Dave, New York).