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 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 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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