Type of NounDefinitionSentence Nouns

Common Noun

Names people, animals, places, and things.

A common noun names ordinary things. It is sometimes called a concrete noun because it can be touched.

1. I ate an apple.

2. There is a bird on the branch.

3. The teacher is marking a book.

apple

bird, branch

teacher, book

Proper Noun

A proper noun is the specific name of something and somebody.

It is used to name people, places, days, months, educational subjects and titles of films, books and songs.

Proper nouns always start with a capital letter.

1. My name is Susan.

2. I live in Hummingbird Avenue, Port Elizabeth.

3. My birthday is next Tuesday, 31st March.

4. My term mark was 75% for History.

5. I am going to the movies on Friday to see Star Wars.

Susan

Hummingbird Avenue,
Port Elizabeth

Tuesday, March

History
Friday,
Star Wars

Abstract Noun

An abstract noun is a noun that we can’t see, hear, smell, taste or feel.

It is used to describe emotions and ideas.

1. I am full of anger.

2. He is filled with joy.

3. She must tell the truth.

anger

joy

truth

Collective Noun

A collective noun is used to describe a group or collection of two or more persons, places, things or ideas.1. He shuffled the pack of cards.

2. There were a swarm of flies in the kitchen.

3. There was a convoy of trucks on the motorway.

pack
swarm
convoy

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