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Nouns

Nouns

Words that are used to represent a person, place, animal, thing or idea are called nouns.

Depending on the type of word that it represents nouns are divided into 4 types:

  • Common
  • Proper
  • Collective
  • Abstract

Let us understand their use and examples in detail-

1. Common Nouns

  • They are used to represent simple day-to-day things around us.
  • Things that we can see, feel and touch. Almost all general things are common nouns.
  • Examples of common nouns are:

2. Proper Nouns

  • These are words that refer to names of people, cities, country etc.
  • They always represent something specific.
  • Examples of proper nouns are:

3. Collective Nouns

  • These refer to words that are used to represent a group of living or non-living things.
  • Few examples of collective nouns are:

4. Abstract Nouns

  • They are used to refer to ideas emotions or anything that cannot be seen or touched.
  • Thus, Abstract Nouns are used for formless and shapeless things.

Recap

Nouns are used to represent living and non-living things as well as ideas. Four types of nouns that are commonly used are:

  • Common Nouns: General objects and things.

Examples: boy, girl, city, book

  • Proper Nouns: Names of people, places, cities, buildings etc.

Examples: Rohan, Pune, Mumbai, Yamuna

  • Collective Nouns: Words that show groups of thing or objects.

Examples: herd, flock, army, team

  • Abstract Nouns: Words that show formless and shapeless objects.

Examples: joy, sorrow, discussion, happiness.

Quiz for Nouns

Q.1

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Happy
b) Great
c) Pillow
d) Make

Q.2

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Up
b) Faster
c) Goat
d) Sing

Q.3

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Run
b) Dance
c) Beg
d) Boy

Q.4

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Drink
b) Right
c) New
d) Desk

Q.5

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Pack
b) Box
c) Read
d) Draw

Q.6

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Cool
b) Lamp
c) Eat
d) Slow

Q.7

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Fly
b) High
c) Kite
d) Sing

Q.8

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Nice
b) Song
c) Best
d) Dance

Q.9

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Dry
b) Wet
c) Draw
d) Towel

Q.10

Choose the noun from the given words:

a) Drink
b) Spill
c) Eat
d) Water

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