This post is about noun and types of noun.
What is a Noun?
A noun is a naming word or A word that names a person, place, thing or idea.
Just look around in the classroom you will find a teacher, students, a whiteboard, chairs, tables, bags, books and many more. All these are nouns.
Again if you are out for a walk in a park, you will observe men, women, boys, girls, babies, trees, plants, flowers, trails and many more.
In the same way places like park, school, house, villa, airport, market, mall, church, mosque, zoo are all nouns. In addition, all geographical regions, countries, mountains and mountain ranges, hills, valleys and water bodies are nouns.
When talking about idea, it can be delight, grief, love, belief and many more.
Common Noun is the name of any person, place, thing or idea. In more simple words, it is the general name of a person, place, thing or idea.
Proper Noun is the name of a specific person, place or thing. In simple words, it is the special given to a person, place or thing. Proper noun is always capitalized.
|Common Noun||Proper Noun|
|school||Superior Model School|
|park||Al-Khor Family Park|
|newspaper||New York Times|
Concrete noun is tangible it can be observed with any of the five senses. In other words, anything that can be touched, seen, heard, smelled and tasted is known as concrete noun.
Newspaper, actor, pencil, air, water, dog, soil, chocolate, chilli, silk, oxygen, smoke, sugar, milk etc.
Abstract noun names a quality, feeling, idea or condition. In simple words, an abstract noun is the opposite of concrete noun i.e. intangible.
Bravery, beauty, courage, kindness, anger, excitement, belief, love, childhood, friendship, strength, dishonesty, poverty, slavery, success etc.
Collective noun names a group of things or people.
Army, class, family, crowd, crew, herd, school, pile, fleet, society, colony etc.
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Countable nouns (or count nouns) are those that refer to something that can be counted. More simply those which have plural forms. For example a book, a pen, a star, a man, a duck, a tree, a park, a school, a country and many more.
Uncountable nouns (or mass nouns) refer to things that can not be counted and so they do not regularly have a plural form. For example milk, tea, coffee, sugar, food, pasta, music, rain and many more.