WHAT IS A NOUN?

The ‘noun’ is denoted as a name of the person, thing, place, idea, and quality of the person.




Hey guys, so today we learn about the topic ‘NOUN‘, It is the basic and first topic of Parts Of Speech. Exact knowledge on this topic helps you to make a proper sentence. In this topic, we learn about Definitions and kinds of Nouns, their examples.  So here we go

what is nounClassifications :

There are eight kinds of Nouns-
  1. Proper noun
  2. Common noun
  3. Material noun
  4. Abstract noun
  5. Collective noun 
  6. Countable noun
  7. Uncountable noun
  8. Compound noun

PROPER :

It is the name of a particular person, thing, or place. It always writes in a capital letter at the beginning of the word.

For example:

  •  Delhi is a busy city
  • William Shakespeare was an English poet

Sometimes it uses as Common Noun,

Example- Suman thinks himself a Shakespeare (a poet). Here Shakespeare uses for Common Noun.

COMMON:

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.

MATERIAL:

it denotes the material of the thing and the matter of substance, These are not counted.

For example:

  • This jewelry is made of gold
  • The chair is built of wood
NOTE: Sometimes material noun behaves like a common noun

For example:

  • The tea of Darjeeling is exported to many countries

Here tea is used as a common noun.

ABSTRACT:

It is the name of quality, concept, idea, action or state, belonging to an object.

For example Quality, Brightness, laziness, wisdom, darkness etc.
  • Action- Laughter, movement, Theft etc.
    State- Childhood, youth, boyhood, death etc.

It is uncountable,  If we add suffix with an adjective, verb or common noun then it becomes abstract( ‘ness’, ‘hood’, ‘ism’, ‘cy’, ‘ship’, ‘th’ etc.)

In addition name of sciences and arts are also in this type. Example: – music, physic, math, grammar, etc.

COLLECTIVE:

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.
  • A fleet of ships
  • A crowd of people
  • A mob of angry people

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-

  • The jury has issued a notice. (Here ‘the jury’ behaves like a single unit)
  • The jury are divided into their decisions. (Here ‘the jury’ refers to all the members separately and behaves as the Noun of Multitude.)

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COUNTABLE:

It is for something that can be counted.

For example house, apple, tree, girl etc.

UNCOUNTABLE:

It stands for something that cannot be count, it only can be measured.

For example Sand, grass, water, etc,

COMPOUND NOUN:

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.

Meanwhile, we need to know some other important things about nouns those as follow:

NUMBER:

  • Singular
  • Plural

GENDER:

  • Masculine
  • Feminine
  • Neuter

CASE :

For example

  • Suman is my friend. Subjective/Nominative case
  • Who brought this book? Objective/Accusative case
  • He is Rina’s wife. Possessive/Genitive case
  • Help me, John. Vocative case
This to say:

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.

Some points to remember:

  • In the case of a proper noun, we use ‘the’For example, The Pluto is the smallest planet.
  • But in case of the name of a person or place, we do not use ‘the’
  • If we use’the’before the name of a person or place it becomes common.
  • ‘The’ is not useful in case of a common noun. For example, Man is mortal
  • If we use ‘the’ before the common noun it becomes proper. For example, I know the man
  • If we use an abstract noun, There is no need for ‘the’. Let me show you in a sentence- Honesty is the best policy
  • For the abstract, if we use ‘a’, ‘an’, or ‘the’, then its become common noun
  • In the case of the material, we always use the singular form. For example, the house is made of brick (not bricks)
  • There is some pair noun like spectacles, glasses, scissors, tongs, shoes, socks, these nouns take a plural verb. For example, My spectacles have been lost.
  • If a noun used as an adjective then it takes singular form, for example, a Five-year-old boy

Rules of Noun

  • Rule 1

Uncountable nouns are used in a singular form only.

The indefinite article is not used before them.

‘Much’ or ‘some’ is used in place of ‘many’ for denoting the plurality.

These nouns may be used to denote singularity.

For example,

  1. a word of advice
  2. a piece of work
  3. an article of luggage

These nouns may be used to denote plurality.

For example,

  1. Much or some advice
  2. Words of abuse
  • Rule 2

There are some of the collective nouns which are used with plural verbs.

For example,

  1. Cattle, gentry, poultry, people, majority etc

The nouns ‘ committee, jury, house, family, mob, crowd, police, team, number etc. are used with singular verbs when they are used as a body or group, not as members.

When this noun denotes members or individuals, the verb is used in plural form.

For example,

  1. Cattles are grazing in the field (use kettle in place of cattles)
  2. Majority is in favor of this proposal (use are in place of is)
  3. The committee is unanimous on this issue (Correct)
  4. The committee are divided in their decision(Correct)
  5. The average Hindu family in India consists of five members(Correct)
  • Rule 3

Offspring, deer, fish, Sheep are expressed as a singular or plural only by the use of the verb. both in singular and the plural, they have the same form.

  • Sheeps are economically useful (use sheep in place of sheeps)
  • A sheep is grazing in the field

Fishes may be used in the sense of different number and kind.

  • Rule 4

Some of the nouns (ending in ‘s’ or ‘es’) are used with a singular verb.

Branches of learning. For example, mathematics, mechanics, physics, statistics.

Statistics as a subject is used with a singular verb. but when statistics are taken as a collection of data is used with a plural verb

Disease, for example, mumps rickets etc.

Games and sports, for example, billiards, gymnastics etc.

Descriptive names of countries, for example, the United States, United Arab Emirates etc.

Some other nouns are- innings, series, news etc.

  • Rule 5

Some of the nouns are generally used in the plural form with a plural verb.

Articles of dress (trouser, jeans).

Names of instruments (spectacles, scales, scissors).

Other nouns such as- thanks, richest, orders, annals, ashes, assets, savings, surroundings etc.

For example,

  1. My scissors is not sharp (use are in place of is)
  2. My spectacles is very costly (use are in place of is)
  3. Order for his transfer has been shipped (incorrect)
  4. Orders for his transfer have been shipped(correct)
  • Rule 6

Noun after a preposition is repeated in singular form.

For example,

  1. Door to door.
  2. Hour after hour.




Nouns as singular and plural in forms

Plural forms of certain nouns

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Exercises on nouns

Classify the Nouns in the following sentences

  1. Justice is a noble quality
  2. He is a justice of the peace
  3. I teach them grammar
  4. Rice is the principal food of the Bengals
  5. The Jury consists of four men
  6. The crowd were dispersed
  7. He is live in water
  8. She is a beauty
  9. The iron of this pillar is good
  10. The cleverness of the boy is admirable

Classify the underlined Nouns in the following sentences

  1. We know the chopras of Delhi
  2. She is a child of destiny
  3. They were put in irons
  4. This wall is built of stone
  5. A mob of Angry people protested against them
  6. She praised the honesty of the boy
  7. The Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system
  8. The father in him could not bear the sight
  9. Valmiki is the homer of India
  10. He committed a mistake

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