Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Nouns and its kinds

Noun is the name of a person, place, thing, idea or event. Singular nouns can be made plural by adding ‘s’ or ‘es’ at the end of the noun. But there are some nouns which need to be modified. For example, the plural of the noun ‘city’ is ‘cities’. Here we replaced ‘y’ and added ‘ies’ in the end. 

Some nouns change entirely when we make plural. For example, mouse become mice, ox becomes oxen.
Kinds of Noun. Below are the list of nouns:

Common Nouns are general names of person, thing or place.

·         Chair
·         Doctor
·         Coffee
·         Sister
·         Beach

Proper nouns are specific names of person, thing or place. A proper noun always starts with a capital letter. 

·         Rahul
·         Goa
·         Apple Macbook
·         Subway (fast food brand)
·         Nisha

Collective noun is a word used for collective group of people or things. 

·         Team
·         Poultry
·         Luggage
·         Troop
·         Herd
·         Colony 

Abstract noun is the name of an idea, concept or event.

·         Courage
·         Honesty
·         Freedom
·         Love
·         Boredom
·         Pride
Countable nouns are the ones that can be counted. Below are the singular nouns which can be made plural by adding ‘s’.
·         Dog
·         Chair
·         Apple
·         Spoon
·         Ring

Uncountable nouns are the ones that cannot be counted.
·         Salt
·         Hair
·         Pride
·         Water
·         Air

Compound noun is one that is comprised of two words.

·         Mother-in-law
·         Bed room
·         Swimming pool
·         Landlady
·         Armchair

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