Types of Nouns - Smart School

Types of Nouns :

There are four types of Nouns:

1] Common nouns
2] Proper nouns
3] Collective nouns
4] Abstract nouns

1] COMMON NOUNS :

A name for a single category or class is called 'Common Noun'.
Common Noun means a general name for person, place or things.


Example : Animal, Teacher, Doctor, Boy, Girl, Student, Country etc.

2] PROPER NOUNS :

A name for a specific thing or class unit is called 'Proper Noun'.

Proper Noun means a special name for person, place or thing.
It is more specific, it has an individual name in a group or class.


Example : Akash, S.S. High School, Bharat, Maharashtra, Moha Village etc.

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3] COLLECTIVE NOUNS :

A specific name for a group of things, people and class is called 'Collective Noun'.
Collective Noun means a special name for group of person, places, thing or collection.
It is expressing the group name in specific class.


Example : Army, Class, Family, Flock of sheep, Team, Staff, audience etc.


4] ABSTRACT NOUNS :

A Word that name of things that cannot be seen or touched is called 'Abstract Noun'.
Abstract Noun means a name for feelings, thoughts, qualities, emotions, events, ideas etc.


Example : Fear, Peace, Honesty, Joy, Faith, Death, Knowledge, Birthday etc.

There is two more types of noun that is "Countable & Uncountable" nouns :
Note : These type of nouns are depend on the use of noun in the sentence.

a] Countable Nous :

A Word of noun that can be countable is called 'Countable Noun'.
These nouns have in forms, singular as well as plural.
In singular they can be preceded by 'a' or 'an'.
Most of the nouns are covered in this form (including above types).


Example : a tea, a tree, etc.

b] Uncountable Nous :

A Word of noun that cannot be countable is called 'Uncountable Noun'.
These nouns rarely have in plural forms.
Most of the abstract nouns are covered in this form.


Example : Happiness, kindness, rain, flour etc.



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