What is noun?

As we know that from the very beginning we are listening this word “NOUN” lets discuss in brief.

Noun plays an important part in a healthy sentence.

In early stages of English we learned that noun is a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things ( common noun ), or to name a particular one of these ( proper noun ).

It is originated from a Latin word “nomen” which means name.

Types of Noun

Proper Noun-

Now we’ll learn about the type of noun named “proper noun”.

We had it in from the sixth standard and it was most commonly discussed topic in English grammar.

Let’s discuss it more, everybody who is a student of English knows that there are some words in English language which should be capitalized in all sentence. The case is same in noun as well they are some nouns in which first letter of the noun should be written capital if it is so then it must be a proper noun. The thing that makes proper noun different from other types is , no matter where this is used in a sentence its first letter should be capitalized.

As in the case of any other type of noun the word must be a person, place, thing, or an idea.

-Common Noun-

Common noun as the word states it means a noun which is commonly used.

It is most commonly used noun in our daily course of life, while in the case of proper noun we have to capitalize first letter which in this type of noun is not compulsory unless they start a sentence.

It can be anything which is living , non living, movable , immovable etc.

While in the sentence , my friend studies in Delhi university , proper noun is Delhi university while common noun is university because Delhi university defines a specific place but university can be any university from thousands of universities.

It is the more common version of proper noun.

-Types of Common Noun-

We have some of the major types of common nouns.

First we have countable noun, as the word says countable which can be counted in numbers.

It can be singular, as well as plural. Like five cats , 25 bananas ,this is my phone, she is my friend and etc.

A singular countable noun must be supported by – a , an , the , his/her, that, one , our and etc.

Secondly we have uncountable noun, which is a opposite of countable noun.

In this type we can’t use it in plural sense but only in singular sense because we can’t count the things in numbers. Like water , milk, garbage etc.

This type must be supported by – some, many, few, less, more, least etc.

For an example – I have some water in my bottle.  He has few friends.

ØHere is the third type of common noun, named collective noun, which means collection of anything.

ØThe singular use of this type would be representing a group of a unit .

ØThe plural use of this type would be representing more than a group.

ØLike family , team , class , colony etc.

ØMy family is very supportive for me.(family)

ØIN my class there are 67 students.(class)

ØNow let’s move on to the another type of noun which is concrete noun, which stands for the things/objects that can be psychically touched and seen.

ØThey can used in the both aspects of singular and plural.

ØLike fish, lion, cheese, butter etc.

ØThe last but not the least is abstract noun , just an opposite of concrete noun. It includes those things which cannot be touched but can only be felt. Smell, heard , seen is an example of this type of noun.

ØBasically it refers to the feelings or ideas.

ØHe is very happy.(happy)

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