Definition Of Noun
A Noun is a word that denotes a person, animal, place, thing or idea.
Person -A term for a person whether proper name, gender, title or class is a noun Such as: Mohan, Mr Oberoi, Lawyer, etc.
Animal -A term for an animal, whether proper name, species, gender or class is a noun. Such as: Jack, kitten, puppy, etc.
Place -A term for a place whether proper name or class is a noun. Such as. Agra,Delhi, Taj Mahal, etc.
Thing -A term for thing, whether it exists now, will exist or existed in the past is a noun. Such as: pencil, milk, water, etc.
Idea -A term for an idea, be it a real workable idea or a fantasy that might never come to fruition, is a noun. Such as: being hard worker, honest, etc.
Read the following sentences containing nouns:
1. Madurai is on the river ganga.
2. Milton is an English poet.
3. Kamal is a fine dancer.
4. Internet is here to stay
Types of nouns
There are mainly five kinds of nouns. These are:
Common Noun is a general or ordinary name of a person, place, animal, thing or ever
1.Girl, boy, sister, bother and player (persons)
2. Hospital, country, town and park (places)
3.Bird, lion, elephant and rabbit (animals and birds)
4. Cartoon show, concert and football match (events)
5. Ship, book, house, bag and den (things)
Proper Noun is a special name of particular person, place, thing or event. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.
1. Rajan, Kavita, Peter and Akbar (names of persons)
2. Mumbai, London, Paris and Agra (names of places)
3. Maruti Car, Lipton Tea and Sun TV (names of things)
4. Olympic Games and Common Wealth Games (names of events)
Material Nouns are the names of the raw materials or objects that exist in nature
Iron, wool, rice, milk, gold, sugar, etc.
Collective Noun is the name of a group or collection of similar persons, animals or things.
1. A herd of cattle
2. A team of cricketers
3. A bouquet of flowers
4. A herd of elephants
Abstract Noun refers to something that cannot be touched. It is the name of a quality, action or state.
1.Flight (the action being involved in flying)
2. Richness (the state of being rich)
3. Childhood (the state of being child)
4. Wickedness (the quality of being wicked)
5. Bravery (the quality of being brave)
Read some more examples of collective nouns given below:
- A band of musicians
- A brood of chicks
- A choir of singers
- A class of pupils
- A clump of trees
- A crowd of people
- A deck/pack of cards
- A flight of steps
- A fleet of ships
- A gang of thieves
- A library of books
- A litter of puppies
- A pack of wolves
- A pride of lions
- A regiment of soldiers
- A set of tools
- A sheaf of papers
- A shoal/school of fish
- A string of pearls
- A swarm of bees
- An army of ant
- A hive of bees
- A pack of hounds
- A murder of crows
- A host of angels
- A group of dancers
- A class of pupils
- A body of men
- A deck of cards
- A range of mountains
- A fleet of vehicles
- A grove of trees