18 November, 2019

Nouns with Examples

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10 Types of nouns

The noun is a naming word. 10 different types of nouns with examples in the English language. You need to know all 10 types of nouns. A Noun is a part of speech in the English language.

We are providing the advanced classification of nouns. The main aim of this article is for competitive exams.

Nouns Definition:

The noun is a name of person, place, things, and animals. The noun is a naming word referring to a person, place, things, ideas, and animals.

I will give you a clear brief explanation of noun i.e. Name of anything is a noun.

Nouns related to school are Desk, Chair, University, Book, Chalk, Eraser, Library, Computer.

Nouns with examples:

  • Iron is a metal
  • Hyderabad is big city
  • Tiger is a ferocious animal

Nouns are classified into different types, because of remembering and understanding purpose only not more than that.

If you don’t know anything about types of nouns, don’t panic here you will know with the basic explanation. Nouns are classified into 10 types. Let’s see nouns rules and what are they?

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1. Proper noun:

The proper noun is a name of a particular/specific person, place, or animals.

Nouns in english grammar with Example.
Raja is a good boy.
Ashwini is a beautiful girl.
INDIA is a country.

Do you know how to find proper noun while studying newspaper or book?

Note:The proper noun always starts with the capital letter or whole word is capital letters.

2. Common Nouns:

Common noun is common thing name or group name of something. I will give you common name examples with brief explanation.

Supriya,Divya, and Laxmi. What is the common between them?

All names are about girls, Am I correct?

I have given one name instead of calling each name i.e. Girls. It is a common name for any number of girls.

E.g. boy, girl, people

Do you know, how to find common noun while reading book?

Note: The common noun word starts with a small letter only.

3. Material Noun:

The material noun is telling itself in that word only. The material is a thing that may be an iron rod, cell phone, table etc.

Anything that made with the material is nothing but a material noun.

Let’s see one example, wooden table. The table is made of the material that wood that comes from the tree.

E.g. Tongs, scissors, spectacles, shoes, binoculars, trousers, jeans, gloves

Note: Don’t take the material noun as a possessive.

4. Possessive Noun:

The possessive noun is shows ownership between thing and person. Meaning of possessive is something is mine. Let’s see possessive examples. The book is mine, the pen is yours.

Do you know how to identify possessive nouns?

Mostly possessive nouns end with the single quotation mark and s (‘s).

E.g. Mom’s book, Dad’s car, Raja’s pen

5. Abstract Noun (Concrete Nouns):

An abstract noun is in no physical sense. The abstract noun is referring to smell, idea, feelings, concepts etc.

Let’s see single sentence brief explanation. No physical sense i.e. abstract noun or it is the name of a quality, action or state.

E.g. Music, grammar, chemistry, arts, sciences, adjectives, kindness, honesty, bravery, goodness, judgment, hatred, Childhood, boyhood, youth, slavery, sleep, sickness, death, poverty.

6. Collective Nouns:

Collection noun is the collection of something. It is the name of number or collection of persons. Collection of things are taken together and spoken as one name for the whole. It is a name of the group.

A fleet - A collection of ships or vessels.
An army – A collection of soldiers
A crowd – a collection of people
Jury – a group of judge
A herd – a group of cattle
A flock – a group of cattle
A bunch – collection of flowers or keys

7. Countable noun:

The countable noun is about able to count something. Let’s see one example (pen). We can count one pen, two pens etc. What you are able to count, i.e. countable noun.

E.g. Cup, Pen, Book, and Mobile

Note: Don’t use any article before plural countable.
You can use any article, before a countable noun.

8. Uncountable noun:

The uncountable noun is unable to count something. Let’s see one example (water). We cannot count water. What you're unable to count, i.e. uncountable noun.

E.g. Water, Sugar, Wood, Plastic, Happiness, Time, Information, Air, Oxygen

Note: Don’t use any article before the uncountable noun.

9. Singular and plural nouns:

You know something about singular and plural nouns. No need to tell basics about singular and plural nouns.

Every singular word should not end with S. If any word ends with S, that is the plural word. Are you thinking like this? You’re wrong.

Again, every plural word ends with S. Are you thinking like this? This is also wrong.

I will change your thinking limitations with some examples.

Different types of plural nouns not ending with S

Son in lawsons in law
Commander in chiefcommanders in chief

Words are looking like plural words but the singular word:

Electronics news economics
mathematics subjects diabetics
meastes rickets billiards
droughts aids

Some words are acting both singular & plural:

Species Aircraft Fish
Spacecraft Water People

Some words are looking singular but plural:

Police People Public
Poultry Gentry Pleasantry

Some words are unable to express in plural form:

Luggage Baggage Knowledge
Work Brick

10. Nouns Gender:

Gender nouns are related to gender. Nouns of gender are classified into three type's, Masculine gender, feminine gender, and common or neuter gender. Masculine gender is male. Feminine gender is female. Common or neuter gender parents (Male and females).

Let’s see some noun gender examples.

Nouns gender worksheet

Masculine genderfeminine genderneuter gender
Father mother parents
Actor actress
Manager manageress
Mayor Mayoress
Taylor tayloress
Conductor conductoress
Land lord landlady
Gentleman lady
Dog bitch
Drone been
Bachelor maiden
Fox vixen

Note: Violence and greatness – masculine gender

E.g. Sun, summer, death, winter

Note: Beatiness, gentleness, kindness – feminine gender

E.g. moon, nature, earth, autumn

Note: Huge type takes feminine gender:

E.g. hug in size: train, aero plane

Nouns Define:

Now I would like to discuss more in detail about how many nouns are there.. Let’s see nouns list in english, how many different types of nouns and what is the difference between the nouns.

Nouns Exercise

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