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What is a Noun?

A Noun is a word used as the name of a person, place, animal or thing. Nouns are divided into Common Nouns, Proper Nouns, Collective Nouns,  Abstract Nouns, Material Nouns, Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns.

Common Nouns

Common Nouns are words for people, places, animals or things in general.

Examples are boy, garden, tiger, box etc.

Proper Nouns

Proper Nouns are names of particular people, places, animals or things. Proper Nouns include names of all People, Countries, States, Cities, Towns and unique things.

Examples are George, Paris, The Statue of Liberty etc.

Collective Nouns

A Collective Noun is the name of a number of persons or things taken together and spoken of as a whole.

Examples are army, flock, country, bunch etc.

Abstract Nouns

An Abstract Noun is the name of a quality, action or state.

Examples are kindness, laughter, sickness etc.

Material Nouns

A Material Noun is the name of a material or substance out of which things are made.

Examples are gold, copper, plastic etc.

Countable Nouns

Countable Nouns are names of objects, people etc that we can count or that can be counted.

Examples are door, window, car etc.

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns are names of things which cannot be counted and are generally measured in mass or quantities.

Examples are oil, sugar, water etc.

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