Types of nouns
There are 5 types of nouns-
- Proper Nouns
- Common Nouns
- Abstract Nouns
- Collective Nouns
- Material Nouns
A proper noun or special name is a noun which represents a unique thing (such as Paris, Saturn, Brian, or Sony), as opposed to a common noun, which represents a class of things (for example, city, planet, person or factory).
A common noun is a noun representing a person, place, or thing in a class or group. Unlike proper nouns, a common noun is not written in capital letters unless it either begins a sentence or appears in a title. Common nouns can be concrete (perceptible to the senses), abstract (involving general ideas or qualities), or collective (referring to a group or collection).
Examples: boys; city: rivers; animal.
Abstract nouns are words which name things that are not concrete. Your five physical senses cannot detect an abstract noun – you can’t see it, smell it, taste it, hear it, or touch it. In essence, an abstract noun is a quality, a concept, an idea, or maybe even an event.
Examples : happiness, grief , marriage, length, pain.
A collective noun is a noun that describes a group of things.
- A bevy of girls
- A school of fish.
- A bunch of keys.
- A parliament of owls.
Material Noun is the name of a material or a substance or an ingredient of an alloy.