This article will help you to learn about Noun.
A ‘noun’ is denoted as the name of the person, thing, place, idea, and quality of the person.
There are eight kinds of Noun:
It is the name of a particular person, thing, or place. It always writes in a capital letter at the beginning of the word.
Sometimes it uses as a Common Noun.
It is the name given to every common person or a thing of the same kind or class or type. Common is means shared by all.
For example, Dog, cat, table, chair, boy, girl, poet, phone, computer, shop, carrot, etc.
It denotes the material of the thing and the matter of substance, these are not counted.
Here tea is used as a common noun.
It is the name of quality, concept, idea, action or state, belonging to an object.
For example, Quality, Brightness, laziness, wisdom, darkness, etc.
In addition, the name of the sciences and arts are also in this type. Example: – music, physic, math, grammar, etc.
It is the name of a collection of persons or things taken together or a group.
For example, Flock, audience, class, committee, crowd, fleet, herd, jury, family, etc.
These generally take a singular verb.
For example, A heard of cattle is passing.
Some of these types like family, team, jury, etc. can take both verbs (Singular and Plural) depends on their usage, like this-
It is for something that can be counted.
For example, house, apple, tree, girl, etc.
It stands for something that cannot be count, it only can be measured.
For example, Sand, grass, water, etc.
When two or more words create a noun then this type of nouns are called a Compound noun.
For example, credit card, daughter-in-law, etc.
Some special nouns are singular in form but Plural in sense: –
Cattle, gentry, poor, rich, etc.
Some Special Nouns are Plural in form but singular in use: –
Mathematics, news, politics, etc.
‘The’ is used before a Proper noun.
For example, The pluto is the smallest planet.
But in the case of the name of a person or place ‘the’ is not used.
For example, Sourav lives in Kolkata.
When ‘the’ is used before the name of a person, it becomes a common noun.
For example, He is the Sachin of our team.
In the case of a common noun, ‘the’ is not used.
For example, Man is mortal.
When ‘the’ is used before a common noun, it becomes a proper noun.
For example, I know the man.
‘The’ is not used before an abstract noun.
For example, Honesty is the best policy.
When ‘a’ ‘an’ ‘the’ is used before abstract noun, it is turned into a common noun.
For example, I was pleased at the honesty of the poor man.
When an abstract noun is personified, its first letter is in the capital and it is turned into a proper noun.
For example, Death comes to all. He is a child of Destiny.
A material noun is always used in singular form.
For example, The house is made of brick (Not bricks).
The number of + plural noun + singular verb.
Let me show the example,
The number of boys is 1000.
There are some pair nouns- spectacles, glasses, scissors, shoes, these nouns take a plural verb.
For example, My spectacles have been lost.
A pair of + Pair noun + Singular Verb.
For example, A pair of spectacles has been found.
When a noun is used as an adjective, it takes a singular form.
If ‘the’ is used before ‘poor’ ‘rich’, the verb will be plural.
For example, The rich are not always happy.
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Classify the Nouns in the following sentences
Classify the underlined Nouns in the following sentences.
There you have a complete lesson on Noun.
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