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Parts of Speech - Noun


The noun refers to a word that represents the name, person, place, animal, thing, ideas, qualities, or actions. It is called sangya in Hindi.


Categories of Noun:


Common Noun and Proper Noun:

  • Common Noun: Common Noun is a noun which represents person, place or thing in general example girl, boy, cat, country, sunlight, etc.
  • Proper Noun: Proper Noun is a noun which represents the particular name of a person, place or thing example Ram, India, Pacific ocean, etc. The starting word of a proper noun is always written in capital letter.

Collective Noun:


Collective Noun is a noun which represents a group of people or things. In the U.S most of the proper noun is treated as a singular. Example - The company has been doing well.

Whereas in the U.K. most of the proper noun is treated as a plural.
 Example -  The company have been doing well.


Abstract Noun:


Abstract Noun refers to an intangible noun i.e cannot be seen or touched like qualities, conditions and ideas example happiness, bravery, loyalty, love, taste, etc.


Concrete Noun:


Concrete Noun is a noun which can be identified through one or more of the five senses (touch, sight, taste, smell or hear) example flower, cake, noise, cat, etc.


Countable Noun and Uncountable Noun (Mass Noun):


  • Countable Noun: Countable noun refers to a noun which can be counted in numbers. It has both singular and plural forms and can be used with both singular and plural forms of the verb. It is used after 'a', 'an' or after a number. Example: I own a house.
  • Uncountable Noun: Uncountable noun refers to a noun which cannot be counted. They are generally used with a singular verb and have only one form. Example: The information was unclear.

Gerund:


A gerund is a form of a verb that acts as a noun ending with 'ing'. Example: I love reading.


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