A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Every sentence must have a noun as its subject.
|Examples:||The bear sleeps.|
|Toronto is a city.|
A proper noun is the name of a person, place or thing. Proper nouns should always be capitalized.
A common noun is any noun that is not a proper noun. Common nouns are not capitalized.
The plural form of a noun indicates more than one. The plural form is usually formed by adding an s or es.
|Examples:||one week, two weeks|
|a house, many houses|
|one box, two boxes|
Nouns that end in a consonant followed by a y are made plural by dropping the y and adding ies.
|Example:||one country, two countries|
Nouns that end in a vowel followed by a y are made plural by adding s.
|Example:||one toy, two toys|
Nouns that end in f or fe drop the f or fe and add ves.
|Example:||one leaf, two leaves|
Certain irregular nouns have special plural forms.
|Examples:||one foot, two feet|
|a mouse, many mice|
To find the plural form of a noun that you are unsure of, check the Gage Canadian Dictionary.
The possessive form of a noun indicates ownership or modifies another noun. The possessive form is usually formed by adding 's to the end of a noun.
|Examples:||the player's equipment|
|the woman's job|