English Grammar Lessons Parts of Speech

Nouns in English | What is a Noun? | Parts of speech, Examples & Exercises

Parts of Speech, noun

Parts of speech

  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Adjective
  • Verb
  • Adverb
  • Preposition
  • Conjunction
  • interjection

Noun

Nomen means “ NAME “ or Noun is used to name

  1. a person,
  2. place,
  3. thing,
  4. quality,
  5. action or
  6. an idea such as any feeling or quality.

Examples

  • Bag
  • Mango
  • Rose
  • Courage
  • sun

Kinds of noun

Common noun

  • King
  • Queen
  • Ice cream

Proper noun

  • King Asoka
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Mango ice cream

Collective noun

  • Crowd
  • Army
  • Nation

Abstract noun

  • quality- kindness, darkness
  • Action- hatred, laughter, movement
  • State – sleep, slavery, death
  • Arts and sciences – grammar, music, chemistry

Countable noun

  • Book
  • Pen
  • Apple
  • Oranges

Uncountable nouns

  • Milk
  • Oil
  • sugar

Masculine gender

  • Prince
  • Actor
  • Tiger

Feminine gender

  • Princess
  • Actress
  • Tigress

Singular noun

  • Boy
  • Girl
  • Tree
  • book

Plural noun

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Trees

Collective noun

  • Names of subjects: mathematics, physics
  • News: fox news, samma news
  • Diseases: mumps, measles
  • Games: billiards, innings, runs
  • Adding “S” > commander-in-chief > commanders-in-chief
  • Daughter-in-law > daughters-in-law

 

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