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    Could somone tell me how many nouns the is in these sentence. The furry feline quadrupede reclined upon the floor covering. It think they are quadrupede - covering.
    My name's Peter, but you can call me MJ. I think Name's - Peter - MJ.
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    A noun is a person, place or thing. Look for those items in your paragraph and you'll find that there are these many nouns, XX. Oh! Sorry we do not do homework assignments. Let us know how you do.

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    Hello and thank you for the answer. I don't have homework I am man. I try to find things and understand what it means.

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    Yes. Floor and feline can be nouns, but not here.

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    My apologies, Lespol.
    A noun is a person, a place or a thing. For example,
    "The" is not a person, a place or a thing. It's not a noun.
    "furry" is not a person, a place or a thing. It's a description;e.g., a furry thing.
    "feline" is a thing. It's a cat! It's a noun. **correction: it's an adjective here.
    "quadrupede" is a thing. It's a four-legged thing. It's a noun.
    "reclined" is an action. It's not a person, place or thing. It's not a noun.
    "upon" is a location. It tells us where something is located. It's not a noun.
    "floor" is a description. It tells us what kind of "covering". It's a floor covering or a car covering or a bed covering. "floor" isn't a noun here. It's an adjective.
    "covering" is a thing. It covers the floor. It's a noun.
    Hope that helps.

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    Dear Casiopia, Thank you very much for help. Now I undorstand.

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    Is feline a noun here?

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    Sorry lespol. Thank you tdol.

    Correction
    furry (adjective)
    feline (adjective)
    quadrupede (noun)

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    Hello again, I am now trying to undersend clauses. Where can I get help?

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