Abstract noun

An idea or concept - something that you cannot actually see, touch, hear, smell or taste. The opposite of a concrete noun. E.g. Love, hatred, anger, happiness, truth, freedom, dedication, peace, knowledge.

Proper noun

All nouns are either common nouns or proper nouns. Proper nouns are the names of specific people or places. E.g. Kate, Harry, Liverpool, England, BBC.


A person, place, thing, feeling or idea. E.g. London, mum, cat, table, happiness.


A word used to replace a noun. We use pronouns so we don't need to repeat the same nouns over and over again. E.g. I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me.

Collective noun

A group of nouns. E.g. Team, army, family, group, audience, herd.

Concrete noun

A thing (noun) that can be touched, tasted, heard, seen, or smelled. The opposite of an abstract noun. E.g. Dog, building, tree, fire, water.

Common noun

All nouns are either common nouns or proper nouns. Common nouns are places, things, feelings or ideas. E.g. Home, school, book, computer, trees, television.

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