Nouns and its Types

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This page helps you to know about noun and their types.

A noun is commonly defined as the name of a person, place, thing, feeling, thought, animals, and qualities around us.


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How can we use nouns?

Uses of nouns:

  1. The noun is used as the subject of a verb.

Example: Catherine ridesbicycle.

                 Subject   Verb    Object

  1. The noun is used as the object of a Transitive verb.

Example: Kady likes Peter.

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  1. The noun is used as a complement of an incomplete verb.

Example: She is Linda.

  1. The noun is used as the object of a preposition.

Example: I go to the park with my friends.

  1. The noun is used in apposition to the subject.

Example: My sister, Linda plays baseball well.

Now, let’s learn about the types of nouns.

Types of nouns:

Nouns can be classified into different types.

  1. Common nouns

A common noun is the naming word of the nouns such as a person, place, thing, idea, etc.

Example: book, table, television, woman, cat, parrot

  1. Proper nouns

Proper nouns are the specific names give to the nouns such as person, place, thing, idea, etc.

Example: Ramya, Manchester, Women’s Football Club, July, President of England

  1. Abstract nouns

Abstract nouns are used to express the feelings, qualities, ideas, and things which do not have a physical existence.

Example: hunger, sad, happy, best ideas

  1. Collective nouns

Collective nouns refer to groups of people, animals, or things.

Example: Crowd of people, a herd of cows, a bunch of grapes, a flock of birds.

  1. Compound nouns

Compound nouns are the words form with two or more words.

Example: toothpaste, classroom, matchbox, washing machine

  • The word ‘class’ and ‘room’ are two different words, but if you combine those two different words together you can get a new word ‘classroom’ which is a compound noun.
  1. Concrete nouns

Concrete nouns are the nouns that can be felt with our five senses.

Example: flower, book, table, hamburger, soup

  1. Countable nouns / Count nouns

Countable nouns are nouns that can be counted. Countable nouns have both singular and plural forms.

Example: a car, pens, an egg, cats

  1. Uncountable nouns / Mass nouns

Uncountable nouns are nouns that cannot be counted and don’t have a plural form.

Example: rain, earth, flour

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