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(1.Common noun, 2. Proper noun, 3.Collective noun, 4.Abstr ct noun, !." teri l noun#
Definition :

A noun is a word, it is used as the name of a person, animal, place, bird, idea, emotion or thing. For example boy , girl, table, chair, peacock, honesty, happiness, wisdom, book etc., e.g. Person David, Sister, oman, !rother Pl ce "hennai, #ondon, Delhi, $axico Anim l %iger, &lephant, #ion, Deer $ir% 'arrot, "row, Swan, 'eacock Emotion (appiness, Sadness, %hought, %oy T&in' 'en, !ook, "omputer, 'encil
%ypes of nouns

)*+)S A,& )A$-). words. %hey identify people, things or place in our world. )ouns come in six different forms: proper, common, abstract, concrete, collective, and compound. Further, the nouns can be classified into two ma/or types as : countable and uncountable nouns.

1. Common noun (
Definition :

A common noun is a name given in common to every person or thing of the same class of kind. %hese common nouns are words for t&in's. e.g. chair bicycle television hammer ladder computer axe calculator cooker saw crayons book courage ruler printer la0iness lawnmower dictionary %hese common nouns are words for nim ls. e.g. cat kitten lion dog puppy tiger horse foal elephant

goat kid whale frog tadpole kangaroo sheep lamb bear %hese common nouns are words for pl ces. e.g. airport university stadium park farm 0oo hostel temple hotel mos1ue bank school library college theater post office mall police station

%hese common nouns are words for people who do certain things. e.g. artist singer dancer director magician artist teacher police officer headmaster plumber manager driver doctor writer lawyer farmer clerk friend

2. Proper noun (
Definition :

A proper noun is the name of some particular person, place, thing, particular event, or group. %his proper noun begins with a capital letter. -f the noun is nonspecific, that is, the noun refers to a general idea and not a specific person, place, or thing, it is usually not a proper noun, so it it not capitali0ed. e.g. )peci*ic Nonspeci*ic orld war -A war &nglish class A class %he American !ar Association %he association %hese people+s names are proper nouns. e.g. Aladdin $uhammad Ali Dad

(arry 'otter $ahatma .andhi Santa "laus "onfucius Alex ,odrigue0

.eorge ashington $om (itler .ranny )elson $andela +ncle David 2ayalalitha $iss 'ark 2acky chan $r.,a/

%he names of the % ,s o* t&e -ee. and the mont&s o* t&e ,e r are proper nouns. e.g. % ,s o* t&e -ee. mont&s Sunday 2anuary August $onday February September %uesday $arch *ctober ednesday April )ovember %hursday $ay December Friday 2une Saturday 2uly %he names of speci l % ,s and celebr tions are also proper nouns. e.g. )ew 3ear4s Day 5alentine4s Day -ndependece Day #abour Day Falg Day ,epublic Day Dewali ,amadan "hristmas $emorial Day %hanksgiving 5eteran4s Day

%he names of * mous pl ces, buil%in's and monuments are proper nouns. e.g. %he %a/ $ahal %he &iffel %ower %he .olden .ate !ridge #abour Day %he .reat all of "hina %he Statue of #iberty "haco "anyon 'ueblo the #eaning %ower of 'isa .raceland !uckingham 'alace p rticul r countr, are also proper nouns.

%he names of people -&o live in e.g. Countr, People Afghanistan Afghans Australia Australians

!ritain .ermany +SA -ndia

the !ritish .ermans Americans -ndians

3. Collective noun (
Definition :

i6 A collective noun is a name of a number 7collection6 of persons or things taken together and spoken of as one whole as: "rowd, mob, team, flock, herd, army, fleet, /ury, family, nation, parliament, committee. ii6 )ouns that refer to a specific group of persons or things are called "ollective )ouns. %hese are nouns for groups of people. (ere are some collective nouns for groups of people. e.g. a family a community a band a choir an audience a committee a company a gang the government the army

$any collective nouns can be used with a sin'ul r or plur l verb. e.g.

%he crowd was orderly. %he people were clapping, yelling and cheering.

(ere are more collective nouns we can use for 'roups o* people. e.g. A crowd of people a panel of /udges a class of schoolchildren a gang of thieves An army of soldiers A tem of players a company of actors a band of musicians

$any 'roups o* nim ls have their own special collective nouns. e.g. a brood of chickens a litter of puppies a school of fish a flock of birds a pack of wolves a swarm of bees a drove of sheep a pride of lions a troop of monkeys

a herd of cattle

a pod of dolphins a gaggle of geese

Some 'roups o* t&in's also have their own special collective nouns. e.g. a bunch of bananas a bunch of flower a bunch of keys a bou1uet of flower a deck of cards a fleet of vehicles a cluster of grapes a suite of rooms a grove of trees a suite of furniture a fleet of ships a set of tools

Some nouns name the amount or form of something. e.g. a loaf of bread a bar of soap a bar of chocolate %he words a piece of mean a single serving or part of something. e.g. a slice8piece of bread a slice8piece of cheese a sheet8piece of paper a piece8s1uare of chocolate a piece of chalk a piece of advice

4. Abstr ct noun (
Definition :

An abstract noun is usually the name of a feelings, ideas, action, state and characteristics, or 1ualities considered apart from the ob/ect to which it belongs as. $ost abstract nouns end with these suffixes: e.g. /ism /ment /it, nationalism argument personality /tion /s&ip /ence aggravation friendship silence %his abstract noun cannot be seen, heard, touched or tasted but it can only be felt by our sense. %he abstract noun is not visible. e.g. 0u lit, wiseness, goodness, kindness, whiteness, darkness, honesty, wisdom, bravery Action 1uarreling, /og, laughter, theft, movement, /udgement, hatred )t te poverty, childhood, boyhood, manhood, youth, slavery, sleep, death

For example, we cannot be 9happiness9 but we can feel that in our heart or mind. %he names of the sub/ect of study 7e.g. grammar, music, chemistry, etc.6 are also Abstract )ouns.
(i# "oncrete nouns (

in opposite to abstract noun, the concrete nouns can be seen or touched by us. e.g. building iron steel gold
(ii# "ountable nouns (

7countables6 are the names of ob/ects, people, etc. that we can count. And they have their own singular and plural forms. e.g. book apple doctor horse books apples doctors horses
(iii# +ncountable nouns (

7uncountables6 are the names of things which we cannot count, e.g. milk, oil, sugar, gold, honesty. %he uncountable nouns generally refer to e.g. %rin.s coffee, tea m teri ls wood, glass, gold, silver li1ui%s milk, oil, petrol ' mes cricket, tennis, football ' ses air, oxygen "ountable nouns have plural forms while uncountable nouns do not. &ven the abstract nouns are also uncountable nouns. For example, we say boys but we cannot say oils.

!. " teri l noun (

Definition :

%here are the raw elements or ob/ects existing in nature. e.g. -ron .old Stones !rass Aluminium $ercury 'lastic $at


Find "ommon, 'roper, Abstract, $aterial, "ollective, "ountable, +ncountable, "oncrete )ouns from the following list.

a6 singer a6 birds a6 team

1. 5&ic& o* t&e *ollo-in' noun is Proper Noun6 b6 'eter c6 milk d6 sister 2. 5&ic& o* t&e *ollo-in' noun is Common Noun6 b6 #ondon c6 iron d6 -ndia 3. 5&ic& o* t&e *ollo-in' noun is Collective Noun6 b6 book c6 marbles d6 ships 4. Artist is ............ Noun6

Answer Answer Answer

a6 "ollective

b6 Abstract c6 "oncrete d6 "ountable Answer !. 7 mil, is ............ Noun6 a6 "ollective b6 Abstract c6 "oncrete d6 "ountable Answer 8. 5&ic& o* t&e *ollo-in' noun is not Abstr ct Noun6 a6 goodness b6 bravery c6 family d6 childhood Answer 9. 5&ic& o* t&e *ollo-in' noun is not Count ble Noun6 a6 books b6 gold c6 horse d6 apple Answer :. 5&ic& o* t&e *ollo-in' noun is not Proper Noun6 a6 team b6 #ondon c6 $onday d6 )elson Answer ;. $ir%s *l, in t&e s.,. a6 'roper )oun b6 "ommon )oun c6 Abstract )oun d6 "ollective )oun Answer 1<. 4 s - bunc& o* 'r pes. a6 "ommon )oun b6 $aterial )oun c6 "ollective )oun d6 Abstract )oun Answer
Fill in the blanks in the fowlloing sentences with suitable collective nouns :

( 'oo% ness, bunc&, iron, c& in, 1ueen, sc&ool, &ive, set, -oo%, &orse, p per # 1. 4 & ve lost ........... o* .e,s. 2. T&ere seems to be pl n be&in% t&is ........ o* events. 3. T&ere is l r'e ........ o* *is& ne r t&e co st. 4. =o not %isturb t& t ...... o* bees. !. T&ere is *ine ..... o* pictures in t&e p l ce.

Fill in the blanks in the fowlloing sentences with Feminine forms of the words given at the end :

( l ss, niece, m re, b roness, spinster, &eroine, priestess, &eiress, &ostess # 1. )&e is t&e ...... o* t&e stor,. (&ero# 2. T&e ,oun' ..... %i% not .no- -& t to s ,. (l %# 3. )&e rem ine% ..... ll &er li*e. (b c&elor# 4. He bou'&t be uti*ul c&estnut ......(&orse# !. T&e ..... -ore %i mon% nec.l ce. (b ron#

7ill in t&e bl n.s -it& t&e correct *orms o* t&e Plur l o* t&e -or%s 'iven t t&e en% (

1. )&e is t&e ...... o* t&e stor,. (s,nopsis# 2. 4 s - m n, ....... on t&e un%ersi%e o* t&e le *. (l rv # 3. T&e buil%in' - s si> ..... &i'&. (store,# 4. ", t-o ...... & ve come to see me.(son/in/l -# !. He is 'oo% t tellin' *unn, ....... (stor,#
Common Nouns E>ercises( N me t&e pro*ession ls

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