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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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nounnoun /naʊn/ ●●● noun [countable]  SLGa word or group of words that represent a person (such as ‘Michael’, ‘teacher’, or ‘police officer’), a place (such as ‘France’ or ‘school’), a thing or activity (such as ‘coffee’ or ‘football’), or a quality or idea (such as ‘danger’ or ‘happiness’). Nouns can be used as the subject or object of a verb (as in ‘The teacher arrived’ or ‘We like the teacher’) or as the object of a preposition (as in ‘good at football’). common noun, count noun, proper noun
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nounThe probability of each part of speech starting and ending a noun phrase was then determined from this data.And very often an indefinite article possibly with some er a noun phrase with some modifier.We might even discover that he uses a lower number of abstract nouns than other writers of his time.It is a member of a class known as classical nouns.But the grammarian is tongue-tied without his labels: noun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, pronoun.The superior recognition of gender-marked nouns and pronouns were marshalled as further evidence of their precocious development.Others including prepositions, noun group compounds, individual constraints, synonyms, etc.
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