Notes On Nouns - Types - CBSE Class 8 English Grammar

A Noun is a word used to name a person, animal, thing and place. There are five kinds of noun in English.
1) Common Noun
2) Proper Noun
3) Abstract Noun
4) Collective Noun
5) Material Noun

1.Common Noun is a name which is given in common to everyone (person, thing, animal…..). Example: Teacher, doctor, dog, cat, house, man, student, chair…

2,Proper Noun is a name of particular thing, person, animal and place. Proper noun is always written with a capital letter at the beginning of the word.
Example:India, Tom, New York, Rakesh, Monday.

3.Abstract Noun is the name of idea, quality and action that is the name of something we can’t touch, see, smell and taste.

Example:
Advice, strength, wish., Goodness, kindness, darkness, laughter, childhood, wisdom, honesty

4.Collective Noun is a name of number or collection of person, thing and animal taken together and spoken as a whole.
Example:Army, committee, family, nation, association, community, herd, pile, bunch etc.,

5.Material Noun is the name of particular object.
Example: Chair, table, car, book, pen, house, radio…

Summary

A Noun is a word used to name a person, animal, thing and place. There are five kinds of noun in English.
1) Common Noun
2) Proper Noun
3) Abstract Noun
4) Collective Noun
5) Material Noun

1.Common Noun is a name which is given in common to everyone (person, thing, animal…..). Example: Teacher, doctor, dog, cat, house, man, student, chair…

2,Proper Noun is a name of particular thing, person, animal and place. Proper noun is always written with a capital letter at the beginning of the word.
Example:India, Tom, New York, Rakesh, Monday.

3.Abstract Noun is the name of idea, quality and action that is the name of something we can’t touch, see, smell and taste.

Example:
Advice, strength, wish., Goodness, kindness, darkness, laughter, childhood, wisdom, honesty

4.Collective Noun is a name of number or collection of person, thing and animal taken together and spoken as a whole.
Example:Army, committee, family, nation, association, community, herd, pile, bunch etc.,

5.Material Noun is the name of particular object.
Example: Chair, table, car, book, pen, house, radio…

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