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Definition of Noun :

Noun are namming words and nouns refer to persons,animals,places or things
Examples of Noun
Actors ,Doctor ,kanpur , Agra ,books Table etc
Nouns are divided into common nouns and proper nouns.
Common noun : Common nouns are words for people, animals, places, or things These are words for people. They are common nouns.
Examples of Common Noun
These are words for people. They are common nouns.
actor, lawyer ,aunt, judge ,baby, man ,baker, nurse ,cook, police, officer ,dentist, singer ,doctor, soldier
These are words for animals. They are common nouns.
cat, goose, cow, hen, dog, horse, dolphin, mouse
These are words for places. They are common nouns.
airport, market, cave, mountain, church, playground, farm, restaurant, hill, school, hospital, seashore

Types of Noun

  • Proper Noun
  • Common Noun
  • Collective Noun
  • Meterial Noun
  • Abstract Noun
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Proper Noun

Proper nouns are names for particular people, places or things. They always begin with a capital letter.
Your own name and the names of your friends are proper nouns. Such as Amit ,Akash,Atul
The names of countries and their people are also proper nouns.
Contry People
America Americans
Korea Koreans
Malaysia Malaysians
The names of towns, cities, buildings and landmarks are proper nouns. Such as Hong Kong , Agra,the Great Wall of China,the Statue of Liberty
The days of the week and months of the year are proper nouns. Such as Sunday, Monday,January, February
The names of mountains, seas, rivers and lakes are proper nouns. Such as the Thames,Mount Everest,Niagara Falls
The names of festivals, some special events and holidays are proper nouns. Such as Valentine’s Day,New Year’s Day,Holi

Common Noun

A common noun is a name for something which is common for many things, person, or places
Example of Common Noun
  • My mother is an actress.    (Mother is common noun)
  • Tony is a wonderful player.    (Player is common noun)
  • He was not born in this country.country.    (Country is common noun)
  • Sydney is the city he lives in.  (City is common noun)
  • His friend accompanies him.   (Friend is common noun)
  • He has a dog named Poppy.   (Dog is common noun)
  • He has a house and a car also.   (House and Car is common noun)

Collective Noun

A collective noun is a word for group of things, people, or animals .
Example of Collective Noun
  • A library of books.   (Library is collective noun)
  • A pair of shoes.   (Pair is collective noun)
  • A set of clubs.   (Set is collective noun)
  • A team of players.   (Team is collective noun)
  • A class of students.   (Class is collective noun)
  • A company of toys.   (Company is collective noun)

Meterial Noun

Material noun is a noun which can be measured or weighted but cannot be counted .
Example of Meterial Noun
  • My mom purchased a gold ring for my brother.   (Gold is meterial noun)
  • I drink milk daily in the night.   (Milk is meterial noun)
  • Most of the industries use fibre.   (Fiber is meterial noun)
  • Most of the industries use iron.   (Iron is meterial noun)
  • Plastic is made up of many molecules of ethylene.   (Plastic is meterial noun)
  • Taj Mahal is built using marbles.   (Marbles is meterial noun)
  • My home is made by bricks.   (Bricks is meterial noun)

Abstract Noun

An abstract noun refers to ideas, qualities, and conditions in other words abstract noun is a name for something which is intangible.
Examples of Abstract Noun
  • Childhood is the best time of life.   (Childhood and time is abstract noun)
  • Different people may have different ideas, opinions, and beliefs.   (Ideas,Opinions and Beliefs is abstract noun)
  • Honesty depends mostly on truthfulness and integrity.   (Honesty,Truthfulness and Integrity is abstract noun)
  • Speed
  • Submission
  • Success
  • Thought
  • Truth
  • Unemployment
  • Victory
  • Wealth

Singular Noun

Definition of singular noun Nouns can be singular or plural. When you are talking about one person, animal, place, or thing, use a singular noun.

Examples of singular noun :

  • A bicycle
  • A map
  • A boy
  • A photograph
Use a or an before singular nouns. Use an before words beginning with vowels (a, e, i, o, u).
  • an axe , an ice cream
  • an egg , an orange
  • an envelope , an umbrella
But some words do not follow this rule. For example, use a (not an) before these words that begin with u:
  • a uniform
  • a university
Use a before words beginning with the other letters of the alphabet, called consonants.
  • a basket , a rainbow
  • a hill , a watch
  • a house , a zoo
But some words do not follow this rule. For example, use an (not a) before these words that begin with h:
  • an heir
  • an honor
  • an hour

Plural Noun

Definition of plural noun : When you are talking about two or more people, animals, places, or things, then use plural nouns. Most nouns are made plural by adding -s at the end.

Examples of plural noun :

    Singular noun     Plural noun
  • fork                        forks
  • pen                        pens
  • game                     games
  • lamb                      lambs
  • nest                       nests
Some plural nouns end with -es.
    Singular noun     Plural noun
  • box                        boxes
  • dress                    dresses
  • dish                       dishes
  • beach                    beaches
  • branch                  branches
When the last letters of singular nouns are ch, sh, s, ss or x, you generally add -es to form the plural
Some plural nouns end with -ies.
    Singular noun     Plural noun
  • story                        stories
  • baby                        babies
  • puppy                       puppies
  • fly                             flies
  • library                       libraries

plural by changing y to i, and adding -es.

What if there is a vowel before the y? In that case, add -s to form the plural.
    Singular noun     Plural noun
  • day                        days
  • valley                    valleys
  • toy                         toys
  • kidney                    kidneys
  • donkey                   donkeys
I fa noun ends with -f, you often change f to v, and add -es.
    Singular noun     Plural noun
  • wolf                        wolves
  • half                        halves
  • shelf                      shelves
  • leaf                        leaves
Often nouns that end with -f, just need -s to form the plural.
    Singular noun     Plural noun
  • chief                        chiefs
  • roof                          roofs
  • cliff                          cliffs
  • chef                        chefs