Different Types of nouns and examples are Here to Make You Master

Different Types of nouns and examples are to make you master. Here in this article, we will discuss the noun and the types of nouns in detail.

You must have read the nouns in the previous years. Isn’t it?

There might be something you get well. And there might be something difficult to understand. Isn’t it so?

Definitely, It is so.

Let start with the definition of a noun. Not to mention, we will see the same from the dictionaries. First of all, let see what do they say?

Well, this is the definition from the oxford dictionary. You’re well familiar with it. I mean to say – familiar with the dictionary not with the definition obviously.

Noun is word which can function as the subject or object of a verb, or the object of a preposition.

The above definition seems to be very simple. However, it is not so.

Without wasting much time, let us come to the simplest, shortest, and easiest definition.

That is a noun is a name. That is it.

There is nothing more than that. We will not go into detail about the definition of the noun here in this article. As you, again have a look at the heading of the article. It is –  Different Types of nouns and examples, not the definition.

Now let us go ahead and see the different types of nouns and examples below.

Different Types of Nouns and Examples

As we know there there are 5 types of nouns in English grammar. As we mentioned above the definition of nouns, here are the types of nouns and examples below.

These five types are written below-

  1. Proper Noun
  2. Common Noun
  3. Collective Noun
  4. Abstract Noun
  5. Material Noun

Now, let go ahead and see the details of the above types of nouns and examples.

Proper Noun in Different Types of Nouns and Examples

A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing.

Let us take an example.

John is a name. Therefore, definitely, it is a noun. But the question is whether this is a proper noun or some other noun. So, let us examine the word, John. According to the definition of the proper noun, it should be a particular name of the person, place, or thing.

Here in the sentence, the word, John is a particular name of a person. Therefore is a proper noun.

Note – A proper noun should always begin with a capital letter. 

You can get more clearance if you have a look at the following sentence.

california is a state of america. 

The above sentence is wrong. As it has proper nouns and not begins with capital letters. To make it correct, we need to identify the proper nouns in the sentence. And then make them begin with capital letters. So the sentence should be like this –

California is a state of America

Now the sentence is correct. We find two proper nouns here in the sentence – California, and America. C of California and A of America should have been in capital letters. Now we made it correct.

Let us go ahead and do some practice on proper nouns.

Let us practice

Identify the proper nouns and rewrite them with proper capitalization in the series of different types of nouns and examples.

ashika, navy, iron, jupiter, elzabeth, money, river, air, india, capital, obama, nation, pain, glass, arabian sea, tom

Here in the above list, there are different types of nouns. We need to make a list of those nouns that are proper nouns. Others should be left there in the other list. Let us start making the list.

Now check your answers to the different types of nouns and examples.

Proper Noun List – Anshika, Jupiter, Elizabeth, India, Obama, Arabian Sea, Tom

Other Nouns List – navy, iron, money, river, air, capital, nation, pain, glass.

Seeing both the above list you must be clear why they are different from each other. Why?

Because they are the particular name of the person, place, or thing. Anshika, Elizabeth, Tom are the particular names of people. Jupiter is a particular name of a planet. India and the Arabian seas are the particular names of a place and a sea. Therefore, they are the proper nouns and begin with the capital letters.

Now, let go to the second step of the topic of different types of nouns and examples.

Common Noun in Different Types of Nouns and Examples

A noun that does not point out any particular person, place, or thing. But it is common to all persons or things of the same class or kind is called a common noun. 

Let us take an example.

Sushmita is a good girl.

Here in the sentence, there are two nouns – Sushmita and girl. If we see the first noun – Sushmita, it is a particular name of a person. On the other hand, the word – girl is also a noun but it is common to all. The girl is a name that can be used for every unmarried female.

Let us practice

Let us take some more examples for the different types of nouns and examples. See the list below.

ashika, navy, iron, jupiter, elzabeth, money, river, air, india, capital, obama, nation, pain, glass, arabian sea, tom

Here is the same list again. This time we need to pick the common nouns from the list above.

Now check your answers to the different types of nouns and examples.

Common Noun List –  navy, money, river, air, capital, nation, glass, pain,

Abstract Noun in Different Types of Nouns and Examples

An abstract noun is the name of some state, quality, feeling, or idea that we can only think of or feel but cannot touch or see.

For examples –

State – sickness, death, youth, childhood, etc.

Quality – Honesty, goodness, intelligence, etc.

Action – laughter, fight, friendship, etc.

Let us do some exercise to make it clearer.

Let us practice

Make abstract nouns of the following words for the different types of nouns and examples.

  • Scarce, child, bury, private,
  • Sit, assist, thief, avoid,
  • Deep, descend, friend, equal,
  • Apply, attend, busy, empty,
  • Patriot, bitter, behave, proud,
  • Author, live, born, cheap,
  • False, clear, move, think

So what will be the abstract nouns from these words given above?

Now check your answers to the different types of nouns and examples.

  • scarcity, childhood, burial, privacy
  • sitting, assistance, theft, avoidance
  • depth, descent, friendship, equality
  • application, attendance, business, emptiness
  • patriotism, bitterness, behavior, pride,
  • authority, life, birth, cheapness,
  • falsehood, clearance, movement, thinking

Fill in the blanks with abstract nouns from the list given below for different types of nouns and examples.

(Childhood, duty, depth, weight, selfishness)

  • Can you tell me the ………….of this well?
  • It is your……………..to make your family live healthily.
  • If you are full of………………, no one will love you.
  • …………………… is the rosy period of life.
  • The …………….of this sack is more than 50 kg.

So, these are some sentences where we need to fill the above abstract nouns.

Now check your answers to the different types of nouns and examples.

  1. Can you tell me the depth of this well?
  2. It is your duty to make your family live healthily.
  3. If you are full of selfishness, no one will love you.
  4. Childhood is the rosy period of life.
  5. The weight of this sack is more than 50 kg

Here in the first sentence, well is mentioned. It means there is a word related to the well. In the list, we find the word depth only. So here, the word depth is the correct word for the sentence.

In the second sentence, the word duty is the only sentence that is suitable for it. Therefore, duty is the right answer.

In this sentence, the negative word should be there in the blank. Selfishness is the only negative word on the list. So, this is the right word for the sentence.

In sentence four, the rosy period points out childhood. Therefore, childhood is the right word for it.

Finally, in sentence five, 50 kg is associated with weight. So the word – weight is the suitable word for the sentence.

Now let us move on to the next step.

Collective Noun in Different Types of Nouns and Examples

A collective noun is the name of a collection of persons, places, or animals that are taken together or as a whole.

For example, let us talk about the animals first and then persons and things.

School is used for whales. For the group of birds, bees, and insects, the word flight is there. For ants, rabbits snakes living place is the nest. The collection of wild animals for public show, there is a word zoo. For kittens, puppies, and pigs we use the litter. For horses, oxen, etc we use a team. Swarm is there for ants bees, locusts, etc. Gaggle word is used for geese. Stud is the right word for horses kept for riding and breeding. The collection of fowls, ducks, etc. are there for poultry.

Let us have a look at the group of the person and things.

The collection of books is the library. The group of hay, wood, corn piled together is stack. Constellation is for a group of stars. For the quantity of bread, there is a word batch. Posse is the word for the group of constables. If there is a collection of dried plants, it is herbarium. Hamlet is the cluster of houses in a village.

This is not the end of the words showing groups. There are tons of collection words i.e. collective nouns.

Let us go ahead and do some practice for the collective noun.

Let us practice

Complete each phrase below with suitable words given in the brackets for the different types of nouns and examples.

(team, army, bundle, constellation, bunch, litter, shoal, pack, crew, herd, library, flock, orchard, swarm, class )

  • A collection of bees is ………………
  • The collection of soldiers is ……………….
  • A collection of fruit trees is …………………..
  • A collection of players is …………………….
  • The collection of fish is ……………………………
  • The collection of cattle or deer is ………………….
  • A collection of keys, grapes, or bananas is …………………
  • A collection of books is ………………….
  • The collection of stars is ………………..
  • The collection of wolves, dogs, etc is ………………..

Now check your answers to the different types of nouns and examples.

  • Flight
  • Army
  • Orchard
  • Team
  • Shoal
  • Herd
  • Bunch
  • Library
  • Constellation
  • Pack

Finally, let us move to the last step.

Material Noun in Different Types of Nouns and Examples

A material noun is a matter or substance of which things are made.

For Example –

  • She wears shirts made of cotton.
  • Iron is a very useful metal.

Here in these sentences, the first sentence is – she wears shirts made of cotton. Cotton is a material noun because it is a material of which something is made. That is shirts. In the same way, iron is a material noun as it is a metal of which many things are made.

Let us practice

Complete each sentence given below by choosing the right words for the different types of nouns and examples.

  1. Tyres are made of ……………………… (leather/rubber/plastic)
  2. Many sweets are made of………………… (salt/sugar/milk)
  3. Glasses are made of……………….. (glass/sand/china clay)
  4. Notebooks are made of……………………. (paper/cloth/nylon)
  5. Blankets are made of…………………………. (wool/cotton/rayon)

Now check your answers to the different types of nouns and examples.

  1. rubber.
  2. milk.
  3. glass.
  4. paper.
  5. wool

Definitely, it was a long journey of different types of nouns and examples. However, I do believe you got it. To check your understanding, click the links below and solve the exercises.

Miscellaneous Exercises on Nouns

 

 

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