|Type of Noun||Definition||Sentence||Nouns|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.