Types of Noun
Noun is a word that identifies a person, place or thing, or names one of them. The simple definition is: a person, place or thing. Here are some examples: person: man, woman, teacher, John, Mary. place: home, office, town, countryside, America.
TYPES OF NOUN
Non- Countable Noun
A common noun is a name for something which is common for many things, person, or places. It encompasses a particular type of things, person, or places.
Example: Country (it can refer to any country, nothing in particular), city (it can refer to any city like Melbourne, Mumbai, Toronto, etc. but nothing in particular).
So, a common noun is a word that indicates a person, place, thing, etc. In general and a proper noun is a specific one of those.
A proper noun is a specific (i.e., not generic) name for a particular person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are always capitalized in English, no matter where they fall in a sentence. Because they endow nouns with a specific name, they are also sometimes called proper names.
Difference between Common Noun and Proper Noun
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A concrete noun refers to the things we see and have physical existence.
Example: Chair, table, bat, ball, water, money, sugar, etc.
An abstract noun is a word for something that cannot be seen but is there. It has no physical existence. Generally, it refers to ideas, qualities, and conditions.
Example: Truth, lies, happiness, sorrow, time, friendship, humor, patriotism, etc
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ABSTRACT NOUN AND CONCRETE NOUN
The nouns that can be counted are called countable nouns. Countable nouns can take an article: a, an, the.
Example: Chair, table, bat, ball, etc. (you can say 1 chair, 2 chairs, 3 chairs – so chairs are countable)
NON- COUNTABLE NOUN
The nouns that cannot be counted are called non-countable nouns.
Example: Water, sugar, oil, etc. (you cannot say “1 water, 2 water, 3 water” because water is not countable)
Abstract nouns and proper nouns are always non-countable nouns, but common nouns and concrete nouns can be both count and non-count nouns.
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A collective noun is a word for a group of things, people, or animals, etc.
Example: family, team, jury, cattle, etc.
Collective nouns can be both plural and singular.
FUNCTIONS OF NOUNS:
Subject: The company is doing great.
Direct object: I finally bought a new mobile
Indirect object: Max gave Carol another chocolate.
Object of preposition: Roses are the flowers of love
Adverb: The train leaves today.
Adjective: The office building faces the mall.