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What are the different types of nouns?

There are many types of nouns. There are: common nouns (girl), proper nouns (Barbara), countable nouns (muffin/muffins), uncountable (or mass or noncountable) nouns (love, humanity), collective nouns (flock, pod), concrete nouns (dog), abstract nouns (love), singular nouns (cat), and plural nouns (children). A noun can function in a sentence as a subject, direct object, indirect object, predicate nominative, subject complement, object complement, appositive, adjective, or adverb. Some examples are: as subject: person/place/thing/idea performing the action; as direct object: person/place/thing/idea acted upon by the subject; as indirect object: person/place/thing/idea acted upon by the direct object; the predicate nominative: person/place/thing/idea connected to subject by a linking verb; the object of preposition: person/place/thing/idea that receives the preposition; or the object of verbal: person/place/thing/idea that receives the action of a verbal.

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