What is Noun?
Noun identifies person, place, animal, thing or idea and what we describe about anything in speaking or writing is a name that is, naming word is a noun. Noun is a part of speech.
Let’s get some idea with examples of names for people, animal, places, actions, qualities and objects.
Names for –
- people- teacher, Rahul, niece and boy
- animals- lion, cat, camel and cow
- places- shed, temple, Mumbai and school
- actions- writing, cooking, watching and speaking
- qualities- childhood, kindness, belief and cleanliness
- objects- chair, cupboard, computer and bed
Nouns can be singular or plural.
There are two main types of nouns– Proper and Common.
These are names given for particular persons, animals, or things, it means proper.
This is a name given to class of person, place or thing.
Any noun can either be common or proper.
Common nouns can be differentiated into-
- Concrete Nouns
These words represent something that can be heard, smelt, tasted, seen or touched.
- Abstract Nouns
These names show something that we can’t physically touch, feel, hear, taste, smell, or see.
- Collective Nouns
We use these words to refer a collection of things as a whole that is group of persons, group of players and group of birds.
- Countable Nouns
This name has a singular and plural form and these can be counted so these are used with numbers as – two, four, six etc.
- three girls
- four tables
- six carpets
- Uncountable Nouns
This is a name that cannot be counted so it is named uncountable.
- Compound Nouns
In this, two or more names are combined to form single noun that gives proper meaning of that word.
- college boy
- lemon juice
- Collective noun