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Types of Nouns With Examples

Grade 7
Aug 29, 2022


  1. There is a big park. 
  1. The tree is near to the pond. 
  1. This weekend I am going to visit an Island. 
  1. I like to go to the beach in summer. 
  1. My father goes to the office daily. 

These sentences indicate different people doing different things. It also shows the place, name and particular action.  

Noun is the name of any animal, person, place, thing, material and even emotions or ideas.  

Types of Nouns: 

There are five types of nouns

  1. Proper noun 
  1. Common noun 
  1. Collective noun 
  1. Material noun 
  1. Abstract noun 
  1. Proper noun: 
  • It is the name of any particular person, place, animal or thing. 
  • A proper noun is a certain person, place or thing that starts with a capital letter. 
  • E.g., Florida, Harry Porter, Mrs. Jones, Australia, Easter, Titanic, The Bible, Jupiter, etc. 
  1. Common noun: 
  • A common noun indicates a general name of a person, place, animal, and thing. It names any person, place, thing or idea. 
  • Common nouns are not capitalized unless they come at the beginning of a sentence. 
  • E.g.: Teacher, baseball, city, cat, fruit, house, flower, boy, furniture, etc. 
  1. Collective noun: 
  • It is a noun that alludes to a group or a set of animals, persons or things forming a unit. 
  • We use singular verbs when thinking of the group as a unit. We use plural verbs when referring to the members as individuals. 
  • e.g., A slice of pizza, A loaf of bread, A tube of toothpaste, A bowl of soup, A piece of advice, etc. 
  1. Material noun: 
  • It is the names of materials used as ingredients for making things. 
  • A material noun is what refers to a material or substance from which things are made.  
  • E.g.: Wood, cardboard, bricks, cement, paper, leather, diamond, plastic, silver, gold, iron, etc. 
  1. Abstract noun: 
  • It is the name of ideas, feelings, quality or things which cannot be seen or touched. 
  • We can not see, hear, touch, smell or taste the abstract nouns. 
  • They name the actions, events, ideas, states of mind and qualities. 
  • E.g., Childhood, energy, Happiness, sad, freedom, anger, kindness, guilty, beautiful, etc. 


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