plural, singular

‘Sheep’ is both a singular and a plural noun.

mass, uncountable
feminine, masculine, neuter

Most feminine nouns in Polish end in the letter ‘a’.

common, proper

Proper nouns begin with a capital letter.

abstract, concrete

‘Happiness’ is an abstract noun.

‘Car’ is a concrete noun.


‘Flock’ is a collective noun.

decline, inflect

English nouns are not usually inflected.

modify, qualify

a prepositional phrase qualifying a noun


The noun is followed by an intransitive verb.


an adjective preceding the noun

end in sth

Most English plural nouns end in an ‘s’.

follow sth
precede sth
class, phrase

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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