A noun, the first of the eight parts of speech, is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea.
person: Darlene, boy, mayor, worker, scientist, assistant
place: Los Angeles, dock, home, park
thing: automobile, tool, balloon, penguin, tree
idea: freedom, independence, enmity, thoughtfulness
A singular noun is the name of only one person, place, thing, or idea. Examples of singu-
lar nouns include woman, auditorium, bicycle, and honesty.
A plural noun is the name of more than one person, place, thing, or idea. Examples of
plural nouns include teammates, cities, houses, and freedoms.