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noun as in substantive

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His own writing is invariably clear, his prose tautly built on nouns and verbs.

Entities are things, people, places, or concepts, which may be represented by nouns or names.

He said at the time that 99% of search queries on Yahoo have a noun in them.

This nesting of proper nouns helps to make higher math impenetrable not just to outsiders, but also to working mathematicians trying to read their way from one subfield into another.

Following the social science usage of the time, Mead never employed the term gender in anything other than a linguistic sense, such as nouns that might be classed as feminine, masculine, or neuter.

The proper noun when spoken can be confused for the common noun.

The noun “mechanicals” refers to any physical reproduction of a composed and performed work—that is, “canned music.”

“The Great Depression” as a proper noun only came into popular use in the 1950s, long after the event was over.

When I shut off the radio, the last word I hear must be a noun—not a verb, or adjective, or preposition.

Star Trek (noun) Science-fiction franchise launched on television in 1966.

I can find no authority for making it a collective noun, as Bell suggests.

This often becomes an abstract feminine noun, answering to the French termination -ée; armée in Mistral's language isPg 56 armado.

On the other hand, when the words “a black” are heard, the mind constructs no image; it waits until the noun modified is spoken.

In balanced sentences one part is balanced against another,—a noun and a noun, an adjective and an adjective, phrase and phrase.

The words pendulum and intensity were first used by him, and it was he who first used fluid as a noun.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to noun, such as: common noun, and proper noun.

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