This page explains about the Noun and its Types in most comprehensive way. Use of noun is mostly used in the English tests being used in the Pak Army, Pak Navy and PAF. If you want to learn about more then Subscribe our YouTube channel of Shaheen Forces Academy, or Forces Intelligence. You can practice online HERE. For more notes of the subjects CLICK HERE. Install our mobile application of “Shaheen Forces“.

Noun

DEFINITION

Nouns refer to persons, animals, places, things, ideas, or events, etc.

Noun can be a/an –  

  • Person – a name for a person: – Mehru, Usman, Maria, Ali, etc.
  • Animal – a name for an animal: – dog, cat, cow, kangaroo, etc.
  • Place – a name for a place: – London, Australia, Canada, Mumbai, etc.
  • Thing – a name for a thing: – bat, ball, chair, door, house, computer, etc.
  • Idea – A name for an idea: – devotion, superstition, happiness, excitement, etc.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF NOUN

1-PROPER NOUN:

proper noun is a name which refers only to a single person, place, or thing and there is no common name for it. In written English, a proper noun always begins with capital letters.

Example: 

Your name is a proper noun. London is a proper noun. United Nations is a proper noun.

2-COMMON NOUN:

common noun is a name for something which is common for many things, person, or places. Girl, boy, chair

Example

Country (it can refer to any country, nothing in particular), city (it can refer to any city like Mumbai, Toronto, etc. but nothing in particular).So, a common noun is a word that indicates a common person, place, thing, etc. In general and a proper noun is a specific one of those.

3-ABSTRACT NOUN:

An abstract noun is a word for something that cannot be seen but is there. It has no physical existence. They are things that you cannot touch. Generally, it refers to ideas, qualities, and conditions.

Examples

Truth, lies, happiness, sorrow, time, friendship, humor, patriotism, etc.

4-CONCRETE NOUN:

concrete noun refers to the things we see and have physical existence. Concrete nouns are physical things that you can touch.

Examples

Chair, table, bat, ball, water, money, sugar, man, rice, head, car, furniture, mobile phone etc.

5-COUNTABLE NOUN:

The nouns that can be counted are called countable nouns. Countable nouns can take an article: a, an, the.

Examples

Chair, table, bat, ball, etc. (you can say 1 chair, 2 chairs, 3 chairs – so chairs are countable)

6-NON-COUNTABLE NOUN:

The nouns that cannot be counted are called non-countable nouns.

Examples: 

Water, sugar, oil, salt, etc. (you cannot say “1water, 2water, 3water” because water is not countable)

7-COLLECTIVE NOUN:

collective noun is a word for a group of things, people, or animals, etc.

Examples: 

family, team, jury, cattle, army, police etc.

Collective nouns can be both plural and singular. However, Americans prefer to use collective nouns as singular, but both of the uses are correct in other parts of the world.

8-COMPOUND NOUN:

Sometimes two or three nouns appear together, or even with other parts. Compound nouns have three different forms:

1.      open or spaced – space between words (bus stop)

2.      hyphenated – hyphen between words (mother-in-law)

3.      closed or solid – no space or hyphen between words (football)

Example: six-pack, Showcase, five-year-old, and son-in-law, snowball, mailbox, cat food, blackboard, breakfast, full moon, washing machine, software etc.

Shaheen Forces Academy

Subscribe our YouTube Channel Here

Shaheen Forces

Install our Mobile Application Here

Subscribe YouTube Channels

Apply Here for Online Forces Registration

Contact us

Location

Village & Post Office Injra (Attock)

Our hours

09:00 AM – 05.00 PM
Monday – Sunday

Contact us

Mobile: +92-334-8480890
Email: sarfraz206@yahoo.com

Leave a Reply

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: