Noun and its types:-
Hello learners! In this article, you will learn about Noun and its types.
Among all the nine parts of speech, noun is the first parts of speech.
There are nine parts of speech. These are as follows-
Read this also English parts of speech chart, 9 parts of speech
In this article, you will learn abour following topics-
So, as you can see among the nine parts of speech, Noun is the first parts of speech.
What is Noun?
Noun is a name of a person, an animal, a place or thing.
Eg- Sneha, leopard, Newzealand, whiteboard etc.
■ ‘Sneha‘ is name of a person.
■ ‘Leopard‘ is name of an animal.
■ ‘Newzealand‘ is name of a place.
■ ‘Whiteboard‘ is name of a thing.
What is Noun for kids?
Noun is a naming word.
Eg– Children, kite, playground etc.
The above three examples are naming words hence, they are Nouns.
Here is a list of some naming words those are divided into categories of person, place, animal and things.
Ques– Identify nouns in the following sentences:-
- They are going to temple.
- My friend lives in New Delhi.
- Yesterday, you have seen a lion.
- Rahul is her cousin.
- I love sunflower.
- Where does she live in New York?
- He does not go to field.
- My sister plays badminton daily.
- Did Rama go to church?
- No, she was not living with Sakshi.
There are ten sentences mentioned above to identify Nouns in each sentence.
How many parts of Noun
Noun has its two parts.
- Concrete Noun
- Abstract Noun
What is Concrete Noun
Concrete Nouns are the nouns which we can see or touch. You can use your five senses: ‘sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell’ to know about Concrete Nouns.
Eg- Students, flowers, pens etc.
Ten examples of Concrete Noun
What is Abstract Noun?
Abstract Nouns can not be seen or touched. It can only be felt.
In other words, the Nouns which we can not see or touch is known as Abstract Noun.
Eg- Truth, honesty, sacrifice etc.
List of Abstract Nouns
What are the differences between Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns
Here, I am sharing few points to define difference between Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns. These are as follows.
1- Concrete Nouns are simple to understand as they basically refer to things that are solid and physically exist around us. In contrast to Concrete Nouns, Abstract Nouns name things that do not physically exist.
2- Concrete Nouns can be seen or touched but Abstract Nouns can not be seen or touched.
3- Examples of Concrete Nouns include ‘people, animals, objects, places’.
Examples of Abstract Nouns include ‘qualities and characteristics, emotions and state of mind, ideas and concepts’.
You have learnt and understood about parts of Noun. Now, here is the time to learn about different types of Nouns.
How many types of Nouns. ( NOUN AND IT’S TYPES)
There are mainly five different types of Nouns.
Five Types of Nouns
- Proper Nouns
- Common Nouns
- Material Nouns
- Collective Nouns
- Abstract Nouns
As we have discussed above about two parts of Nouns: Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns.
So, among five types of Nouns: ‘Proper Nouns, Common Nouns, Material Nouns and Collective Nouns’ are the four parts of Concrete Nouns whereas Abstract Noun does not have any part. It stands alone.
Explanation of different types of Nouns.
● Proper Nouns– Proper Nouns show name of a particular person, animal or thing. It always begins with initial capital letter.
Eg- Jismy, India, Amazon etc.
Let’s understand proper noun with two examples in complete sentences.
1- Jismy lives in India.
2- Amazon is one of my favourite online shopping sites.
Note– In the above two sentences, underlined words are in proper nouns as they are particular names and begins with capital letters.
● Common Nouns- Common Nouns denote name of same class. Unlike Proper Nouns, it is not capitalised unless it begins a sentence.
Eg- Parents, teachers, students etc.
Let’s understand common noun with two examples in complete sentences.
1-Our parents teach us good lessons.
2- Teachers are builders of the nation.
Note– In the above two sentences, underlined words are in common nouns as they use to denote words of same class.
What are the differences between Proper Nouns and Common Nouns
Proper Nouns denote particular name of anything whereas Common Nouns denote name of same class of anything.
Eg– ‘Ally‘, my pet is really too cute.
In the above example, Ally is a Proper Noun as it denote towards particular name and ‘pet’ is a common noun as it shows same class of animal.
Read this also common noun and proper noun sentences
● Material Nouns– Material Nouns show name of any matter. It refers to matter or substance through which things are made or build.
Eg– Gold, iron, plastic, cotton etc.
● Collective Nouns– Collective Nouns denote group or collection of anything.
Eg– Pride, bunch, gaggle etc.
《 ‘Pride‘ shows group of lions. (A pride of lions.)
《’Bunch‘ shows group of grapes or keys. ( A bunch of grapes./ A bunch of keys.)
《’Gaggle‘ shows group of geese. (A gaggle of geese.)
So, you have understood about four parts of Concrete Nouns.
Among five types of Noun, Abstract Noun is the fifth and last type.
● Abstract Nouns– Abstract Nouns show idea, feeling or emotion of human beings.
Eg– Happiness ,Truth, bravery, humility etc.
Do you know about Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns?
Alright! Let me explain it.
Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns both are parts of Nouns.
What is Countable Nouns
Countable Nouns refer to the nouns which we can count. Countable Nouns have their singular as well as plural both forms. We can change Countable Nouns into plural form.
Eg– Boys, papers, countries etc.
What is Uncountable Nouns
Uncountable Nouns refer to the Nouns which we can not count. Uncountable Nouns do not have their plural form.
Eg- Air, rice, salt, sugar etc.
Point to remember– Uncountable Nouns can not change into plural form but In case if you are getting plural form of any word which is in Uncountable Noun so, meaning of that word would be different that’s why that word is in plural form.
Let me clear this with few examples.
1- ¤ Water– It is a liquid which we can not count so it is an uncountable noun.
¤ Waters– In the word ‘water’ -s is added therefore it is in plural form and as I have mentioned above ‘uncountable nouns do not have their plural form’. So, waters is not an uncountable noun.
The word ‘Waters‘ refers to the oceans, seas and lakes. As we can not count water but we can count number of oceans, seas, lakes so ‘waters‘ is a countable noun.
2- ¤ Sand– It refers to small particles that you can not count so, it is an uncountable noun.
¤ Sands– It is in plural form and this word refers to deserts and we can count it. So, ‘sands’ is a Countable Noun.
Difference between Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns.
Countable Nouns, you can count and it has it’s singular and plural both forms.
Uncountable Nouns, you can not count and it has it’s singular form only.
I hope this article is useful for learning about Nouns and it’s types.
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