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TYPES OF NOUNS

TYPES OF NOUNS-GLOBAL ENGLISH CREATIVITY
NOUN

Noun is the word that refers to a thing, a person, a place, an idea, a quality or an event.
e.g. Box, House, Julie, Benjamin, London, New York, Joy, Honesty, Brilliance, Generosity, Day, Lightning etc.

TYPES OF NOUNS

 

Proper Noun

A Noun that indicates a particular thing, person or place. It always remains in capital letter.
e.g. Paris, Dubai, Arthur, Javed, January, Monday, Earth, Britain, Amazon, Titanic, Sony, Samsung etc.

 

Common Noun

A Noun that indicates a thing, idea, person, animal or place in a class or group. It doesn’t remain in capital letter.
e.g.  book, chair, phone, father, teacher, man, baby, shop, lion, elephant, bird, city, nation, garden, love, anger etc.

 

Collective Noun

A Noun that indicates a collection of people, things, animals etc.
e.g.  herd, group, crowd, class, hospital, bunch, team, colony, family, gang, set etc.

 

Material Noun

A Noun that indicates a material from which different things are made. It is not counted in numbers.
e.g. water, oil, gold, cotton, rubber, wool, sand, honey, meat, plastic, air, coal, chemical etc.

 

Abstract Noun

A Noun that indicates an idea, quality, feeling or concept. They cannot be seen or touched, they can only be experienced.
e.g. love, hate, kindness, truth, danger, courage, beauty, fear, honesty, patience, strength, ability, luck etc.

 

Concrete Noun

A Noun that indicates any living or non-living thing. It can easily be seen, touched, tasted, heard or smelled 
e.g. ball, stone, tree, man, bag, dog, gate, egg, frog, bus, train, apple, hotel, milk, piano, salt, sofa, etc.

 

Countable Nouns

A Noun that indicates the things which we can count using numbers. They are singular as well as plural. Words like ‘few, many, less, little, much, least, one, two, three etc.’ are used before them
e.g.  car/cars, dog/dogs, book/books, house/houses, man/men, thief/thieves, player/players, paper/papers, bag/bags etc.

 

Uncountable Nouns

A Noun that indicates the things which we cannot count using numbers. They are always singular.   
e.g. water, information, gas, rain, advice, grief, sleep, important, joy, knowledge, magic, luck, moonlight etc.

 

Compound Nouns

A Noun that indicates the combination of two or more words. Each Compound Noun acts as a single unit. It can be modified by adjectives or other nouns.
e.g. haircut, cowboy, aircraft, baseball, inland, railway, outdoor, landslide, ice cream, gateway, rainbow, bedroom etc.

 

Possessive Nouns

A Noun that indicates the possession of something. Generally it is formed by adding apostrophes. They are both singular and plural.
e.g. cat’s, boss’s, Sam’s, Mary’s, people’s, Florida’s, sun’s, one’s, shirt’s, dentist’s, children’s, men’s, visitor’s etc.

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