The Kinds of Nouns :
(i) A Common noun
is a noun that is not the name of a single particular person, place, or thing. These nouns are used commonly among the people to speak of ordinary things.
Book, Sugar, River, Man etc. are common nouns.
(ii) A Proper noun
is a noun that is the name of a single particular thing or person or place and is spelt with a capital letter.
James, London, China, India, The Ganges.... etc. are proper nouns.
(iii) A Collective noun
is a noun such as committee or family that is the name of a group of people or things considered as a unit.
Collective nouns can be used with a singular or plural verb as circumstances warrant.
1. a flock of birds
2. a flock of sheep
3. a flock of goats
4. a herd of goats
5. a herd of cattle
6. a herd of elephants
7. a pack of dogs
8. a pack of wolves
9. a school of whales
10. a shoal of fish
11. a swarm of bees
12. a pride of lions
13. a fleet : a collection of ships or vessels
14. an army : a large number of soldiers conducting themselves as a unit in a disciplined manner
15. a crowd : a large number of people
16. Jury : a group of people, chosen to hear a case in a court
(iv) An abstract noun
Abstract is a quality or concept rather than something real or solid.
Beauty is abstract but a house is not.
The word hunger is an abstract noun.
An abstract noun is usually the name of a quality, action, or state, considered apart from the object to which it belongs.
ABSTRACT is something that could be only felt….not seen or visible.
(v) A Concrete Noun :
A Concrete Noun is the very opposite of the abstract.
Concrete : existing as something real or solid, rather than as an idea or something imagined in the mind.
A car is a concrete object but speed is not.
Car - concrete noun
Speed - abstract noun
A Concrete Noun indicates something real, solid and that which can be felt by the five senses.
Car, House, Ground
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