|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 was a swarm of flies in the kitchen.
3. There was a convoy of trucks on the motorway.
Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Types of Nouns: Common, Proper, Abstract, Collective," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2021, https://schoolworkhelper.net/types-of-nouns-common-proper-abstract-collective/.