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What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

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Consider this sentence:

Alvin studied for his test after going swimming.

Which of the following words from that sentence is a noun?

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1. Which of the following nouns is a common noun?

2. Which of the following words is a common noun identifying a person?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nouns identify people, places, things, and ideas. Using this quiz/worksheet combo, you can assess your ability to identify and define different types of nouns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your ability to identify:

  • The noun of a given sentence
  • Common nouns
  • Proper nouns

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related grammar lesson on types of nouns
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as common and proper nouns
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how nouns are used in sentences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nouns and noun usage

Additional Learning

To learn more about nouns, review the accompanying lesson called What Are Nouns? - Definitions, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the definition of noun
  • Identify other parts of speech
  • Differentiate between common and proper nouns
  • Understand the job of a noun when used in a sentence
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