Possessive Nouns

Possessive comes from the same root as possession, something you own. Possessive nouns show ownership. Don't let the rules confuse you. They are very [...]

Collective Nouns

Collective comes from the same root as collection. A collective noun names a group, like a collection of something. Examples: team, choir, jury, committee, [...]

Compound Nouns

A compound noun is a noun made up of two or more words. Each word makes up part of the meaning of the noun. Compound nouns can be written three ways: A [...]

Irregular Plural Nouns

Irregular nouns form plurals in unusual ways. Dictionaries will give you the plural spelling if it is irregular. one fish ... two fish one sheep ... [...]

Singular and Plural Nouns

"Singular" means only one. "Plural" means more than one. The basic rule is to add "s" to make a noun plural. There are many irregular nouns that add [...]

Common and Proper Nouns

Common nouns name any person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns are the names of individual people, places, things, or ideas. Proper nouns should always be [...]


A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Concrete nouns name people, places, or things that you can touch, see, hear, smell, or [...]