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What Are Nouns?

Nouns are most often the names of people, places or things. Personal names (e.g. John and Alice) and place-names (e.g. Mumbai and Chennai) are called proper nouns; they are usually used without articles. Nouns can be divided...

Singular Nouns That Take Plural Verbs

Groups of people/ collective nouns In British English, singular nouns like family, government, jury, team, committee, which refer to groups of people, can be used with either singular or plural verbs and pronouns. The...

Common Noun

A common noun is one which denotes a class of things, such as dog, pencil, boy, tree or book. It does not refer to a particular person or thing. Solomon was a wise king....

Collective Noun

A noun which denotes a collection of individual persons or objects is called a collective noun. Examples are: crowd, mob, team, flock, herd, army, fleet, jury, nation, family, committee, government etc. In British English,...

Verbs with collective nouns

Collective nouns A collective noun denotes a collection. Examples are: class, regiment, team, family, bunch, band, crowd etc. Collective nouns can be followed by either a singular or a plural verb, depending upon whether...