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This post provides an overview of the Noun. Skill level: Beginner
- Define the term “noun” semantically, morphologically, and syntactically.
- Discuss features of nouns in English (number, possession).
- Create nouns from other parts of speech using only syntactic placement to indicate the change.
I’d love to say that nouns are a self-explanatory category. I mean, we all know what a noun is, right? Or, we’ve heard the word and have a general idea, or… something. The purpose of this post is to codify that “something” into a more concrete understanding. If you know exactly what a noun is and can accomplish all of the above objectives already, then feel free to move along.
If not, or if you want a refresher, read on.