Understanding Noun

The Noun is a naming word. It denotes the names of people, places, things and animals.


People             –           Rama, Sita, Ravi, Raji

Places             –           Mylapore, Chennai, India, Delhi

Things              –           Table, Chair, Computer, Car

Animals            –           Lion, Tiger, Cat, Cow

There are five kinds of noun.

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

(a)   Proper Noun refers to the name of a particular person, place or animal.

E.g.      1.         Rama               is         a          boy

(b)  Common Noun refers to the names of objects or people in common.

E.g.      1.         India    is         a          big      country

c)  Collective Noun: As the name denotes the collective noun refers to the group

of people or objects.

E.g:      1. The herd of sheep               crosses                        the road.

d) Abstract Noun: The emotions which can be felt by us, but cannot be seen are classified as abstract nouns.

E.g: Oh! God, Save me!!, Kindness, Sincerity

e) Material Noun: All minerals and metals are known as Material Noun.

E.g:  Coal, Gold, Silver
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