- the_lipsiotLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
A variable noun is a noun that can be countable or uncountable and can be used with or without an article in the singular form.
With an article the noun can be general, whereas with an article it can be specific.
I like salad (no article, uncountable and general)
I will have salad for lunch (with article, countable and specific)
Hope this all makes sense !
- 1 decade ago
A variable noun is a noun that can be changed to make the sentence sound the same. But change the meaning or the noun to a verb or adjective.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
My grammar and language skills are a bit rusty. However, I think a variable noun is a word that only becomes a noun based on its usage.
I had to make a run.( Here the word run is used as a noun)
I run every morning. (Here the word run is a verb)
Hence the word rain in the first example is a variable noun. This is because it is normally a verb but due to it's usage becomes a noun in the first example.