Example of Noun
A noun indicates a person, place, thing, animal or idea.
Nouns are parts of speech that are used to refer to a person, place, thing, animal, idea, event, substance, quality, quantity, etc. There are two main types of nouns, common nouns and proper nouns.
Common nouns are the generic names for people, place, thing, animal, idea, etc. They denote the general name for things. Common nouns need not be capitalized.
Proper nouns are the actual names of a people, place, thing, animal, idea, etc. They represent a unique identity, such as a specific person or a specific place. Proper nouns are usually capitalized.
John is a boy. John is a proper noun, because that is the name of the person; whereas boy is a common noun because it is the generic name of the group.
Examples: (Bold indicates proper nouns and Italic indicates common nouns)
Tom read a book called War and Peace.
Martha went to the store to buy milk.
She wanted chocolate, but they only had Snickers.
New York State is one of the states in the United States of America.
Johnny Depp is a popular actor. His most popular film is the Pirates of the Caribbean.
The man drove the car over the London Bridge.
Uncle George is my favorite uncle. He usually gets gifts for all the children, especially my sister, Joan.