Practical English Grammar

A noun is a name of a person, place, thing, animal and ideas.

A noun is basically a naming word. Everything we see, feel, and talk about is represented by a naming word which is a noun.

Person: John, Doctor, Sibling, Soldier

Places: New Delhi, House, Park, Factory

Things: Chair, Book, Pen, nitrogen, month, inch, cooking

Animals: Cow, Bird, Fish, Horse

Ideas: Truth, Virtue, Confusion, Joy

There are different types of nouns such as:

Proper Noun

A proper noun is a specific name of a person, place or a thing. It begins with a capital letter.

Example: New Delhi, Sita, Game of Thrones, John, New York.

Common Noun

A common noun is a generic name of persons, places or things.

Example: Girl, boy, student, doctor, book, dog etc.

Concrete Noun

A concrete noun refers to things that exist physically and can be perceive through the use the five senses.

Examples: tree, coffee, milk, table, rain, fur, sand, etc.

Abstract Noun

An abstract noun is an idea, quality, or conditions that cannot be perceived through five senses.

Example: Happiness, freedom, bravery, courage, love, joy etc.

Collective Noun

A collective noun refers to a group of people or things.

Example: Audience, team, family, faculty, student, key bunch, etc.

Countable Noun

Countable noun refers to anything that is countable and has a singular and a plural form.

Example: books, cars, chairs, houses, kitten, etc.

Uncountable Noun

Uncountable noun refers to things that cannot be counted and it is always used in singular form.

Example: Milk, rice bread, water, etc.

Compound Noun

Compound noun refer to two or more noun combined to form a single noun.

Example: Schoolboy, girlfriend, rainfall, bedroom, etc.

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Application : English Grammar: Parts of Speech