Word grammar: Nouns
Nouns are names of things or places, like ‘picture’, ‘dog' or ‘school’. Proper nouns are words that are the actual name of something - for example, Steve, Birmingham or Volkswagen. They always begin with a capital letter.
Quick tips for tutors
- Recognising different types of nouns in a sentence or text
- The function of nouns in a sentence
- The formation of nouns from other word types
- Regular and irregular plurals of nouns
- Use of nouns after prepositions