Noun And Its Types [With Examples]

noun and its types
Written by Waseem Raza

NOUN: Noun is a naming word.

Kinds of Noun

There are five types of Nouns.

  1. Proper Noun
  2. Common Noun
  3. Collective Noun
  4. Material Noun
  5. Abstract Noun

8 Parts of speech

1- Proper Noun

A Proper Noun is the name of some particular person, place or thing.

Examples Of Proper Nouns

G.M. Shahid, Faisalabad, The Learners English Grammars, Pakistan.

2- Common Noun

A Common Noun is a name given in common to every person. place or thing of the same class or kind.

Examples of Common Nouns

King, Man, Boy, Girl, Book, City, Table, Room, Teacher

3- Collective Noun

A Collective Noun denotes a group or collection of rlre.ilar persons or things considered as one complete whole.

Examples of Collective Nouns

Army, Crowd, Class, fleet, Nation, Police. Jury, Committee, Congregation. , Parliament.

4- Material Noun

A Material Noun is the name of material or matter or substarce which the things are made.

Examples of Material Nouns

Gold, Wood, Water, Milk, Cotton, Iron, Silver.

5- Abstract Noun

An Abstract Noun is the name of qualities, states or action which cannot be seen or touched.

Examples of Abstract Nouns

Honesty, Beauty, Kindness, Laughter, Boyhood, Youth. Courage. Love, Slavery

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

In Modern English Grammar, Nouns are broadly divided into two categories.

  1. Countable Noun
  2. Uncountable Noun or Mass Noun

Countable Nouns are those which can be counted.

Uncountable Nouns are those which cannot be counted.

Note: Countable Nouns can have a/an or a numeral word (one, two, etc. before them or can be used in the plural. Uncountable Nouns are not used with a/an or a numeral ward or in the plural.

  1. We have got three children, two cows and a dog.
  2. Air and water are essential to human life

In the first sentence, children, cows, and dog are Countable Nouns, whereas, in the second sentence, air and water are Uncountable. Read more

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