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Sep 7, 2022

A noun a naming word. 

It is the name of a person, place, thing or an idea. 

For example:

  • Girl
  • School
  • Box
  • Alfred
  • Doctor 

Types of Nouns 

Common nouns 

The names of persons, places or things in general are common nouns. 

For example:

  • Girl
  • Country
  • Month
  • School
  • Pen 

Proper nouns 

Proper nouns are the specific names of persons, places or things. 

For example:

  • Jane
  • Canada
  • April
  • Zion School
  • Parker 

Concrete nouns 

Concrete nouns are people and things which exist physically and can be seen, heard, smelled, touched or tasted. 

For example:

  • Doctor
  • Tree
  • House
  • Car
  • Rain 

Abstract nouns 

The things that do not exist physically are called abstract nouns. They cannot be seen or touched. They are ideas, qualities and conditions. 


For example:

  • Love
  • Happiness
  • Truth
  • Fear 

Collective nouns 

Group of people or things are called collective nouns. 

For example:

  • A Bouquet of Flowers
  • A Group of Friends 

Countable and uncountable nouns 

Countable nouns are those nouns which can be counted. They have singular and plural. 

One – Singular – Apple 

Many – Plural – Bananas 

For example:

  • Book
  • Girl
  • Table 

Uncountable nouns are those which cannot be counted like a liquid, a gas or a concept. 

For example:

  • Milk
  • Air
  • Love 


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