What is/are the noun(s) in the following sentence?: The cars were stuck in a traffic jam because the traffic lights were broken.
A noun is a person, place, or thing. Something you can smell, hear, taste, touch, and see.
In this sentence:
The cars were stuck in a traffic jam because the traffic lights were broken.
.. The nouns are:
You can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste (although I wouldn't recommend it) a car.
You can see traffic, touch it, smell it, hear it, and taste it.
Lights can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted, and touched.
A jam can be seen, smelled, tasted, and touched.
If you can do this to something, then it is a noun.
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cars, jam, lights.
cars because this is the subject of the sentence.
jam because this is the object of a prepositional phrase.
lights because this is the subject of the second phrase
traffic by itself is a noun however in this sentence it is being used as an adjective in both cases. traffic describes what kind of jam and what kind of lights are being referred to.