The word used to name persons, places, things, animals, feelings, etc. are called Nouns.
- Cleanliness is next to godliness.
- The boy is on the tree.
- Stephan bought a new car.
- I am going to London.
- Evelyn works very hard.
Following are some different types of nouns:
1. Common Noun
A common noun is a non-specific person, place, or thing. Common nouns are usually not capitalized. Common nouns can be concrete, abstract, or collective.
Examples: King, city, country, planet, animal, father, chair, cow, apple, sad, flower etc.
2. Proper Noun
A proper noun is a particular person, place, thing or idea. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
Examples: India, New York, Charles Dickens, Jupiter, Nike, Microsoft etc.
3. Countable Noun
A countable noun is a noun that can be counted. It can be singular or plural.
Examples: Oranges, boys, tables, books, dogs, coins, bottles etc.
4. Uncountable Noun
An uncountable noun is a noun that cannot be counted.
Example: water, rice, milk, sand, fear, love, air etc.
5. Collective Noun
A collective noun is a group of people, place, or thing.
Examples: army, team, class, fleet, police, herd, jury etc.
6. Abstract Noun
Abstract nouns are things that cannot be felt by the senses.
Examples: beauty, joy, courage, fear, hope, trust etc.
7. Concrete Noun
Concrete nouns are things that can be touched or seen.
Examples: bus, pen, chair, bed, conditioner, bag, boy etc.
8. Material Noun
A material noun is a material or substance out of which things are made.
Examples: gold, iron, silver, flour, calcium etc.
9. Compound Noun
A compound noun is a noun that is made with two or more words.
Example: football, blackboard, breakfast, sunrise, haircut, washing machine etc.
10. Possessive Noun
Possessive nouns show ownership or possession.
Examples: cat’s, dog’s, boy’s, car’s, men’s, wife’s, Charles’s, kid’s etc.