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A noun is a word that has a name or that names something, such as a person, place, thing, or idea. In a sentence, nouns can play the role of subject, object, whether direct or indirect, complement, etc.
There is a variety of nouns in an English vocabulary. It can name a person.
1. Issac Newton
2. a boy
3. my father
It can also name a place. For eg:
1. Mount Everest
2. My study room
Nouns include things too in the form of concept, idea, or intangible things. It might include hypothetical and imaginary things. For eg:
3. Cloak of invisibility.
Proper Noun: A proper noun is a noun in which it has a specific name of a person, place, or thing. It is always capitalized.
Does Atul have anything to do this evening?
Atul is the specific name of the person.
Common Noun: A common noun is the common name of an item in a group or category. The noun which is not a proper noun is a common noun. It is not capitalized unless appearing at the beginning of a sentence or in a title.
The boy died due to hunger.
Boy is a common noun here. It doesn’t expose the identity of the boy in this sentence.
Abstract Noun: An abstract noun is a word that is used for something that cannot be seen or does not have physical existence. Generally, it represents a concept, idea, or quality.
Truth, Lies, happiness, sadness, etc.
Countable Noun: The countable noun is the noun that can be counted. It can include a, an, the.
chair, table, bat, etc.
Non-Countable Noun: The non-countable noun is the noun that cannot be counted.
Oil, sugar, milk, etc.
Concrete Noun: A <strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>concrete noun is a noun that is the exact opposite of an abstract noun. It represents the things we see and have physical existence.
Chair, bat, ball, table, etc.
Collective Noun: A <strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>collective noun is a noun that is the word used for a group of things, people, or animals, etc. It can be both plural and singular.
Family, team, jury, cattle, etc.
Compound Noun: A compound noun is the summation of two or three nouns that appear together, or even with other parts of speech, and behave as a unit.
Six-pack, five-year-old, snowball, mailbox, etc.