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Sunday, 19 October 2014

TYPES OF NOUN in English Grammar

 What is a noun?
A noun is a part of speech that is used to name a person, place, thing, quality, or action. A noun can function as a subject, object, complement, appositive, or object of a preposition.
TYPES OF NOUN
DEFINITION: Noun is a word which is used to name something as a person, animal, thing and place. There are six kinds of noun in English.
1) Proper Noun
2) Common Noun
3) Abstractive Noun
4) Collective Noun
5) Compound Noun
6) Material Noun
1) PROPER NOUN
DEFINITION: Proper Noun is a name of particular thing, person, animal and place. On the other hand, proper noun is always written with a capital letter at the beginning of the word.
Example: Dara, New York, Cambodia, John, Angkor Wat…
2) COMMON NOUN
DEFINITION: Common Noun is a name which is given in common to everyone (person, thing, animal…..).
Example: Man, teacher, doctor, dog, cat, house, chair…
3) ABSTRACTIVE NOUN
DEFINITION: Abstractive Noun is the name of idea, quality and action that is the name of something we can’t touch, see, smell and taste.
Example:
Idea: Advice, ambition, wish...
- Quality: Goodness, kindness, darkness...
- Action: Talking, movement, discussion..
NOTE: Some Abstractive Nouns can make from many kinds of adjective, verb and common noun.
a) Abstractive Noun makes from adjective.
Adjective
Abstractive Noun
dark
poor
wise
honest
darkness
poverty
wisdom
honesty
b) Abstractive Noun makes from verb.
Verb
Abstractive Noun
hope
regret
help
promise
hope
regret
help
promise
c) Abstractive Noun is quite different from verb.
Verb
Abstractive Noun
live
die
know
advise
life
death
knowledge
advice
Verb Abstractive Noun
d) Abstractive Noun makes from common noun.
Common Noun
Abstractive Noun
man
friend
hero
infant
manhood
friendship
heroism
infancy
4) COLLECTIVE NOUN
DEFINITION: Collective Noun is a name of number or collection of person, thing and animal taken together and spoken as a whole.
Example: Army, committee, family, nation, association, community…
5) COMPOUND NOUN
DEFINITION: Compound Nouns are the nouns that are combined between one word with another word and can make from many kinds of noun, adjective and verb.
Noun/ Adjective/verb
Noun
Common Noun
sun
strong
walking
light
man
stick
sunlight
strongman
walking-stick
6) MATERIAL NOUN
DEFINITION: Material Noun is the name of particular object.

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