Adjectives and Nouns

We have seen that attributive adjectives occur before a noun which they modify, for example, red in red car. We need to distinguish these clearly from nouns which occur in…

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The Gender of Nouns

The gender of nouns plays an important role in the grammar of some languages. In French, for instance, a masculine noun can only take the masculine form of an adjective….

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Pronouns

Pronouns are a major subclass of nouns. We call them a subclass of nouns because they can sometimes replace a noun in a sentence: Noun Pronoun John got a new…

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Nouns

Nouns are commonly thought of as “naming” words, and specifically as the names of “people, places, or things“. Nouns such as John, London, and computer certainly fit this description, but…

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