Introduction to Nouns
A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea.
He is Ram.
(‘Ram’ is the name of a person.)
He lives in Kanpur.
(‘Kanpur’ is the name of a place.)
He likes ice cream.
(‘Ice cream’ is the name of a thing.)
He thinks honesty is the best policy.
(‘Honesty’ and ‘policy’ are the names of ideas.)
Sometimes a phrase can perform the role of a noun in a sentence.
I saw a ghost in the bed.
(Here, the phrase ‘a ghost in the bed’ answers the question ‘what?’. It is the object of the verb ‘saw’. Hence, it is acting as a noun.)
Sometimes a clause can perform the role of a noun …
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