Nouns.pdf

Nouns.pdf

Nouns.pdf

Noun
A noun is a word that names something, such as a person, place, thing, or idea. In a 
sentence, nouns can play the role of subject, direct object, indirect object, subject 
complement, object complement, or appositive.
Types of Nouns:
1. Common Noun 
2. Proper Noun 
3. Material Noun 
4. Abstract Noun 
5. Collective Noun 
 
1. Common Noun:
Generic name of a person, place or thing is called a common noun. 
Example:
▪ A boy
▪ A girl 
▪ A hand 
▪ A college 
▪ A city 
▪ A country 
▪ An apple 
▪ An elephant 
2. Proper Noun:
Specific name of a person, place or thing is called a proper noun.
Example:
▪ A boy Ali
▪ A girl Anusha 
▪ A college King Edward Medical College 
▪ A city Lahore 
▪ A country Pakistan 
▪ An elephant Susi 
Rule 1:
Common nouns are generic names, so their first letter is not capital; whereas, proper 
nouns are specific names, so their first letter is always capital.





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