Nouns and Types of Nouns
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also called Naming words.
Definition: Noun is the name of any person, place, animal, thing, idea or event.
Examples: Ram, Tiger, Shimla, happiness, city, birthday etc.
There are different types of Noun:
Proper Noun: Name of a particular person, place or thing.
- Proper Nouns begin with Capital letter.
- generally no determiner is used before them though some exceptions are there.
Examples: Game of thrones, Narender Modi, Delhi etc.
Common Noun: Name given in common to every person or thing of the same kind.
Examples: Girl, Boy, Pen, Class, food etc.
Collective Noun: The name of persons or things taken together as a whole.
Collective nouns are words that refer to a set or group of people, animals or things.
Example: staff, team, crew, herd, flock, bunch, faculty (group of teachers), class (group of students), pride (group of lions)
Compound Noun: Compound nouns are two or more words that create a noun.
Compound nouns are sometimes one word (haircut), words joined by a hyphen (son-in-law) or as separate words (bus stop). The main stress is normally on the first part of the compound word.
Example: toothbrush, alarm clock, sunglasses etc.
Abstract Noun: Name of something we can only think of.
- no physical existence
- refer to ideas, emotions or concepts so you CANNOT see, touch, hear, smell or taste something
- which you can’t perceive through your five sense.
Example: happiness, grudge, bravery, kindness, etc.
Concrete Noun: A concrete noun is a noun that can be identified through one of the five senses (taste, touch, sight, hearing, or smell)
Material Noun: Name of materials
Example: wood, gold, etc.
Sub-parts of Common Noun:
Countable Noun: Nouns that can be counted and similarly,
Uncountable Noun: Nouns that can not be counted.
Gerunds: A gerund, sometimes called a verbal noun, is a noun formed from a verb. Since all gerunds end in -ing, they are sometimes confused as being a verb.
Example: Running, reading, writing etc.
Running is good for health. (running = thing)
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