What Is a Noun?
A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.
Examples of Nouns:
- People – Rahul, Sheela, Man, Person, Tommy, Women, Girl, The Prime Minister
- Places – Bangalore, India, Mexico, North Pole, South Africa, The Nile River, Classroom, Bedroom, Basketball Court, Cricket Ground, Swimming Pool
- Animals/Birds/Aquatic Animals/Reptiles – Lion, Zebra, Snake, Ostrich, Flamingo, Bear, Cat, Fish, Shark
- Ideas – Evolution, Invention, Extinction, Argument, Destruction
- Objects/Things – Bat, Cycle, Curtains, Paper, Bag, Blackboard, Cupboard
Types of Nouns:
- Proper Nouns
- Common Nouns
What is a Proper Nouns?
Nouns can name specific people, places. These are called proper nouns.
Examples of Proper Nouns:
- My name is Rose. (Name of a particular person)
- This is my dog, Bruno. (Name of a specific pet animal owned by someone)
- David came back from Minsk. (Name of a specific place)
- Louis Philippe is a famous brand of men’s clothing. (Name of a particular clothing brand)
What is a Common Nouns?
Nouns can also name general people, places or things. These are called common nouns.
Examples of Common Nouns:
- I bought a pen yesterday. (Common object)
- I am going to school. (Common place)
- Only ten employees showed up to work today. (Common group)
- The car is out of fuel. (Common items)