Word Classes: Nouns and Adjectives

What are the eight major word classes?
Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, determiners.
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What are nouns?
The names we give to people, places, objects, feelings, ideas, etc.
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What are the five main types of nouns?
Proper, common (which splits into) concrete, abstract, collective.
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What are proper nouns?
Nouns reffering to specific people or places.
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What are common nouns?
Nouns reffering to types of people, places, feelings etc.
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What are concrete nouns?
Nouns reffering to things that physically exist.
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What are abstract nouns?
Nouns reffering to things that do not physically exist: feelings, ideas etc.
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What are collective nouns?
Nouns reffering to groups of people, animals or objects.
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What are adjectives?
Words used to describe nouns.
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What is a comparative adjective?
Adjectives used to compare. (e.g. Better.)
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What is a superlative adjective?
Adjectives used for extreme comparison. (e.g. Best).
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What are nouns?

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The names we give to people, places, objects, feelings, ideas, etc.

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What are the five main types of nouns?

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What are proper nouns?

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What are common nouns?

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