NOUN | ENGLISH GRAMMAR RULES AND USAGE
A noun is commonly defined as the name of an idea, emotion, person, place or anything that we can imagine, see, taste, hear, touch, or smell.
1. Akbar was a brave king.
2. Hira is a beautiful girl.
3. Kitty loves her cat very much.
4. Obama is a fast bowler.
5. Paris is a city of flowers, parks, gardens, and squares.
Nouns are categorized into two types:
THE Common noun is a name of a thing that is not given to any specific person, place, or thing.
Flowers are symbol of beauty.
Here, flower is a common noun.
Name of a particular or specific person, place or thing is named as a proper noun.
Ayesha is a beautiful girl.
Countable nouns are those which can be counted.
Uncountable nouns are those which cannot be counted.
Note: Countable nouns have plural forms while uncountable nouns don’t.
Abstract noun is a name of quality, action, or state.
Example: idea, integrity, love, friendship, democracy, beauty, goodness, darkness, brightness, childhood, knowledge are examples of abstract nouns.
The collective noun is a single noun which is used to represent a number of things together.
Jury, family, herd, parliament, committee, crowd