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noun can be a person, place, or thing. Some nouns are things you can experience with your senses (like applenose, or battleship), and some are abstract (like happinessanger, 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.
  • common noun is the general name of the person, place, or thing (mancity), while a proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing (DaveNew York).