Types of Noun

Types of Noun

There are several different types of noun. However, they can be broadly categorized as follows:

  1. Proper Noun
  2. Common Noun
  3. Collective Noun
  4. Abstract Noun
  5. Material Noun
Proper nouns

Proper nouns are the actual names of particular persons, places, organizations, animals, objects or individual beings. Examples: London, Catherine, Elizabeth, Oxford University,

Common nouns

Common nouns are the names which are shared by more than one or all members of a particular kind. Examples:  bag, box, drawer, teapot, pan, shoes                                                                                                              

Collective nouns

The names which denote/refer to group or collection of people, animals, places, ideas or objects of same kind are known as collective nouns. Examples: committee, dozen, school, staff, cloud, den, bank, bunch,

Abstract nouns

Abstract nouns refer to those intangible nouns which our five senses cannot detect. Feeling, qualities, theories, relationships, ideas and experience are expressed by abstract nouns. Examples: intelligence, foolishness, happiness, doubt, trust, loyalty,

Material nouns

Material nouns are the names of the substances which the things are made of. Examples: coal, salt, islands, sky, moon, rock, hair, gold

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