Monday, July 12, 2010

Nouns, Noun and its Types

Common Nouns

These are words that are used to refer to common and non-specific things.

Examples:  girl, boy, camera, computer, keyboard

 Proper Nouns:

These are names of people, places, organisations businesses, schools universities etc.  They are always written with a capital letter, even if they are in the middle of a sentence.

Examples:  London, Paris, Michael, Angela, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Oxfam, King Edward VII, Cambridge University.

Abstract Nouns:

These are words used to name non-physical things. These include feelings, states of mind, concepts etc.

Examples: love, hatered, ambition, cynicism, reluctance, mathematics, sociology

Collective Nouns:

These are words that are used to describe groups of things.

Examples: platoon, class, band, cast

Note:  Some collective nouns can only be used to refer to specific groups.

Examples: herd (of cattle),  flock (of sheep),  gaggle (of geese), caravan (of camels)


A singular collective noun refers to one group, but a collective noun in plural form refers to two or more groups of the same thing.
Example: herd / herds

singular:  A herd of cattle is grazing in the field.

plural:  Many herds of cattle can be seen while driving through farm lands.


  1. Thats the great info thanks for telling us about nouns

  2. you can add countable and uncountable nouns otherwise it is a good info.

  3. incomplete plz add count countable and uncountable also

  4. that's great info........

  5. yeap!that's nice info


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