Noun

noun is a word used to describe a person, place, thing or idea.

Examples

Person: man, woman, teacher, doctor, John

Place: home, office, town, country, India

Thing: table, car, banana, money, music, love, dog, monkey

Countable Nouns

Countable nouns are things that can be counted. For example: Book. You can count the number of books. You may have one, two, three or ten books.

  • Countable nouns can be singular or plural.
  • Countable nouns use indefinite article a/an.
  • Some and Any are used with countable nouns.
  • A few and Many are also used with countable noun.

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable nouns are things which cannot be counter. For example: Milk. You can count bottles of milk or litres of milk, but cannot count milk itself.

  • Uncountable nouns are treated as singular.
  • Indefinite article a/an is not used with uncountable nouns.
  • Some and Any are used with uncountable nouns.
  • A little and Much are used with uncountable nouns.

Proper Nouns

A proper noun is any specific person, place or thing: such as names, places, companies. Proper nouns always start with a capital letter.

Common Nouns

common noun is any non-specific person, place or thing. They are used to describe persons or things in general.

Abstract Nouns

Nouns that cannot be perceived through the five senses. Example: love, courage, childhood.

Collective Nouns

Nouns that denote a group of people or objects as a single identity. Example: Class of Students, Army of Soldiers, Team of Players.