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A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea.

There will normally be at least one noun (the subject) in a sentence.

For example,

Sue ran slowly.

“Sue” is both a noun and the subject (what the sentence is about).


There can be more than one (subject and object).
For example,

Sue ran slowly across the street.

“Sue” is the subject and “street” is the object.

Remember, if it’s a name, it’s a noun.


Your Turn…

1. What is a noun?
A secret message sent between dolphins
The name of a person, a place, a thing, or idea
The sound made by an electric guitar

2. What functions could a noun serve in a sentence?
A subject and an object
A punctuation mark
A drummer

3. Which type of noun requires a capital letter?
A proper noun - the name of something individual or unique
The King of the nouns
All nouns

4. Which of the following is a noun?

5. Look at the following sentence: John walked quickly. Which is the noun?

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