Nouns – Exercises for Class 8

A noun is a word that names a person, place, animal, thing, action, quality or feeling. Nouns are classified into give kinds:

  • A proper noun denotes a particular person, place, animal or thing. Example: Atlanta, Statue of Liberty
  • A common noun names general things. Example: girls, men, birds, cities
  • A collective noun is the name given to a group of people or things. Example: bouquet, army, parliament, bunch
  • An abstract noun names qualities in persons, animals or things. Example: judgement, youth, beauty, love.
  • A material noun names something we can see and touch – a substance, a material or something used for making things. Example: mud, paper, silk, wheat

Exercises

Q. Underline the nouns and name their kinds.

  1. The Yamuna joins the Ganga at Prayagraj.
  2. Prevention is better than cure.
  3. The boy reading a novel, sat on a bench.
  4. The herd of cattle was chased by a pack of wolves.
  5. Buildings are made of cement, steel, and wood.

Answer

  1. The Yamuna joins the Ganga at Prayagraj.
    Proper noun: Yamuna, Ganga, Prayagraj
  2. Prevention is better than cure.
    Abstract noun: Prevention, cure.
  3. The boy reading a novel, sat on a bench.
    Common noun: boy, novel, bench.
  4. The herd of cattle was chased by a pack of wolves.
    Collective noun: herd of cattle, pack of wolves.
  5. Buildings are made of cement, steel, and wood.
    Common noun: buildings; Material noun: cement, steel, wood.

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