B. Nouns

A. types
1. introduction (general / mixed)
2. common nouns and proper nouns
3. collective nouns, abstract nouns, and concrete nouns
4. compound nouns
5. countable and uncountable nouns
6. gender specific nouns
7. verbal nouns/gerunds
B. forms and spelling (with quantity expression)
1. singular and plural forms of nouns (regular and irregular)
2. expression of quantity (with articles and other quantifiers)
a. articles: a, an, the
b. other quantifiers
C. syntactic functions
1. as noun (being a subject or an object)

(Brief Notes by Huifang Peng)
# What is a noun?
1. a word or group of words that can be used to refer to a person, thing, place, or idea.
2. A noun can serve as the subject or object of a verb in a sentence.

# possible ways to classify nouns:
3. pronouns (often treated as an independent part of speech) 

# forms/spelling of nouns
1. singular and plural forms: regular and irregular  

# using nouns with articles and other quantifiers

# functions of nouns
1. as a noun (cf. see the definition above)