What Are Nouns?
The easy way to remember nouns is that they refer to a person, place or thing. Even intangible or abstract concepts like ideas or thoughts are things.
The use of nouns is fairly obvious; it’s difficult to make an actual mistake with a noun. Errors usually involve the words around the noun, or perhaps a singular/plural mistake.
Most nouns which refer to people are gender neutral (teacher, doctor, lawyer) but a few are gender specific (actor/actress, waiter/waitress). Modern English has adjusted to accommodate gender; a fireman is male, a firewoman is female, and a firefighter is gender neutral.
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