What is a noun? Noun is the name of person, place, or a thing.
Everything around us has a name and the above definition proves it. What do you see in your surroundings?
A laptop, a kitchen, your mom, your friends, or everything you see is a noun. Before you start to remember the above definition; clear this thing in your mind - Nouns are the naming words for people, place, things, and ideas and not the actual thing that word represents.
Nouns are the words naming people, places, ideas, and things.
The noun is the most used part of speech among all 8 because it does a lot of things in a sentence. You must be wondering how? The answer is:
Nouns perform various jobs and functions in sentences. Since it performs different jobs in different sentences; I’ll help you learn how a noun is used in various situations.
1. Some nouns are always in singular form and these nouns are called uncountable nouns. We do not use articles (a, an) with them.
For example: information, baggage, knowledge, mischief, etc.
2. Some nouns are written in plural form and plural verb (are, have) are used with these nouns.
For example: assets, ashes, vegetables, braces, etc.
3. Some nouns come in both singular and plural forms.
For example: horse (horses), family (families), car (cats), cap (caps), etc.
4. Nouns expressing numbers or quantifiers like dozen, score, etc are used in singular form too.
For example: thousand, million, billion, etc.
In the sentences above, we have used “a” because the quantifiers (thousand, million, billion) are singular nouns.
4. Some nouns do not change at all. They can be written in plural and singular forms.
For example: sheep, species, deer, series, etc.
Nouns are really important because without nouns you can not refer to someone or something. In grammatical concept, lack of nouns will eliminate the object and subject from a sentence making them lose their meaning and become useless.