Noun Worksheets

Please use any of the noun worksheets below in your classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to open the PDF and print. Need a noun refresher? Here are some helpful articles on the different types of nouns. Noun Worksheets Nouns Circle the nouns and cross out words that are not nouns. Capitalize Proper Nouns Capitalize the proper nouns from the story. Identifying Nouns Read … [Read more...]

Proper Nouns

When you think about it, nouns, along with verbs, form the basic structure of the English language. After all, a noun is a naming word. It’s used to identify, or name, a person, place, thing, animal, or idea. When small children are learning to talk usually the first words they learn are nouns, like “mama” or “daddy.” Nouns, and proper nouns as well, have many different functions in a sentence. … [Read more...]

Common Nouns

If you’re a teacher, tutor, student or parent trying to catch up on a few grammar rules, the following information on common nouns is a great place to start!  Let’s begin with the basics. What are Common Nouns? While there are many different types of nouns, common nouns are the least complex.  They are simply words that name people, places, things, or ideas.  But they are not the actual NAMES … [Read more...]

Abstract Nouns

We all communicate with abstraction at times.  Though abstract nouns don’t convey things we can experience with our senses – we can’t feel, touch, see, hear, or taste them – they allow us to express important meaning, nonetheless. Being able to recognize and use abstract nouns is important, especially in written communication.  While abstract nouns can convey deep emotion, the writer runs the … [Read more...]

Plural Nouns

Creating the plural forms of nouns can be a little tricky.  The good news is once you learn the rules, changing singular nouns to plural nouns gets much easier.  Here are the guidelines you need and a few examples to set you on your way. What Are Plural Nouns? The word plural is defined as “referring to or concerning more than one.”  So plural nouns are words that mean more than one person, … [Read more...]

Irregular Plural Nouns

While most nouns are easily made plural with a few simple changes, such as adding an “s” or “es” to the end of the word, there is one group of nouns that doesn’t seem to follow the rules.  They’re called irregular nouns and you guessed it...they don’t become plural the “regular” way. No worries, though.  Here’s all the information you need to recognize and form irregular plural nouns. What is … [Read more...]

Collective Nouns

Collective nouns are easy to recognize and they’re fun to work with, too.  Not only they rich in developmental history, in some case they can add vivid imagery to writing.  The following explains the usage of this unique class of nouns. What is a Collective Noun? Collective nouns denote a group of people, objects, ideas, or animals as a single concept. Though the collective noun refers to more … [Read more...]

Possessive Nouns

Believe it or not, in the English language showing the possessive form of nouns is rather straightforward. In most cases (with singular nouns) all that is needed is an apostrophe and the letter “s.’ But there are a few more rules to follow so let’s take a look.  First, the basics. What Is A Possessive Noun? Possessive nouns are nouns that show ownership or possession.  Normally … [Read more...]

Concrete Nouns

What comes to mind when you hear the word ice cream?  Do you feel the coldness in your mouth?  Do you taste rich chocolate or creamy vanilla or fruity strawberry? What about the word fire?  Do you hear the crackle?  Feel the warmth on your face? Words like ice cream and fire are concrete nouns.  Let’s explore this a little farther. What is a Concrete Noun? Objects and substances that can be … [Read more...]

Singular Nouns

Of all the different types of nouns, learning to recognize singular nouns and understanding when to use them is hands down the easiest. There are no particular rules to follow...you don’t have to add letters to the end or change the spelling as you do with plural nouns and irregular plural nouns. Sound simple enough?  It is simple... but there is a little bit more to singular nouns. Let’s look … [Read more...]