# What is/are the noun(s) in the following sentence?: The waves are crashing against the dock.

Mar 8, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

The given sentence has 2 nouns:

1. waves is the subject of the sentence

2. dock is a part of prepositional phrase against the dock

Mar 8, 2018

The $\textcolor{red}{\text{waves}}$ are crashing against the $\textcolor{red}{\text{dock}}$.

#### Explanation:

waves and dock are words used to identify a person or thing(s) (i.e. they are "nouns")

Mar 8, 2018

$w a v e s$
and
$\mathrm{do} c k$

#### Explanation:

A noun by definition is a person, place, or thing. Let's try to identify them in the sentence

The waves are crashing against the dock.

What are $w a v e s$?

In this sentence, the word, $t h e$ is used in front of $w a v e s$, which means that $w a v e s$ is an object being described in the sentence. An object qualifies as a "thing", so the word $w a v e s$ is a noun.

What is a $\mathrm{do} c k$?

Same as with the word $w a v e s$, $t h e$ is used before $\mathrm{do} c k$, meaning that $\mathrm{do} c k$ is an object/thing being described.