Noun

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

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

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.

Examples

        Common Noun         Proper Noun
boyJohn
schoolSuperior Model School
palaceBuckingham Palace
parkAl-Khor Family Park
streetOmer Street
dayFriday
dogTommy
riverIndus River
seaBlack Sea
oceanAtlantic Ocean
cityDoha
teacherMr Abid
mallCity Centre
shipTitanic
newspaperNew York Times
bookQur’an
countryFrance
desertSahara Desert
carMercedes
festivalEid-ul-Fitr
monthJuly

Concrete Noun

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.

Examples

Newspaper, actor, pencil, air, water, dog, soil, chocolate, chilli, silk, oxygen, smoke, sugar, milk etc.

Abstract Noun

Abstract noun names a quality, feeling, idea or condition. In simple words, an abstract noun is the opposite of concrete noun i.e. intangible.

Examples

Bravery, beauty, courage, kindness, anger, excitement, belief, love, childhood, friendship, strength, dishonesty, poverty, slavery, success etc.

Collective Noun

Collective noun names a group of things or people.

Examples

Army, class, family, crowd, crew, herd, school, pile, fleet, society, colony etc.

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Nouns can be either countable or uncountable

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.