Nouns and Types of Noun

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Nouns and Types of Nouns

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also called Naming words.


English Grammar Parts of speech - wearehimachali

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 Noun - wearehimachali

  • 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.

type nouns- Common nouns - weraehimachali

Examples: Girl, Boy, Pen, Class, food etc.

Collective Noun: The name of persons or things taken together as a whole.

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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.

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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.

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  • no physical existence
  • refer to ideas, emotions or concepts so you CANNOT see, touch, hear, smell or taste something
  • uncountable
  • 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
material noun-weraehimachaliExample: 
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.

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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.

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Example: Running, reading, writing etc.

Running is good for health. (running = thing)

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