NOUNS<br />Types of Nouns and Examples<br />
Definition <br />The part of speech (or word class) that is used to name or identify a person, place, thing, quality, or a...
Types of Nouns <br />Common<br />Proper<br />Collective<br />Concrete & Abstract<br />Compound<br />Predicate<br />
Common <br />Definition: They are names which are general in nature, not specific or unique names<br />
Example of Common Nouns <br /><ul><li> Names of people - man, woman, child, boy, girl
 Names of animals - dog, cat, (not Rex or Jumbo)
 Names of places - city, village, river, mountain, country
 Names of things - soap, apple, chair, airplane</li></li></ul><li>Proper<br />Definition: Special type of names. In fact, ...
Example of Proper Nouns <br /><ul><li> Names of people — like those just mentioned
 Brand names — like IBM, KODAK, or Dell
 Geographical names — Asia, River Nile , the British Isles
 Names of institutions — St. Michael’s School, Bank of England
 Names of books and films — Utopia, My Fair Lady.</li></li></ul><li>Collective<br />Definition: They are not the names of ...
Example of Collective Nouns <br /><ul><li> People (crowd, orchestra)
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  1. 1. NOUNS<br />Types of Nouns and Examples<br />
  2. 2. Definition <br />The part of speech (or word class) that is used to name or identify a person, place, thing, quality, or action<br />
  3. 3. Types of Nouns <br />Common<br />Proper<br />Collective<br />Concrete & Abstract<br />Compound<br />Predicate<br />
  4. 4. Common <br />Definition: They are names which are general in nature, not specific or unique names<br />
  5. 5. Example of Common Nouns <br /><ul><li> Names of people - man, woman, child, boy, girl
  6. 6. Names of animals - dog, cat, (not Rex or Jumbo)
  7. 7. Names of places - city, village, river, mountain, country
  8. 8. Names of things - soap, apple, chair, airplane</li></li></ul><li>Proper<br />Definition: Special type of names. In fact, when someone asks us our name, it is such a type of name we use in reply, i.e. Paul or Mohandas or Teresa or any such name.<br />
  9. 9. Example of Proper Nouns <br /><ul><li> Names of people — like those just mentioned
  10. 10. Brand names — like IBM, KODAK, or Dell
  11. 11. Geographical names — Asia, River Nile , the British Isles
  12. 12. Names of institutions — St. Michael’s School, Bank of England
  13. 13. Names of books and films — Utopia, My Fair Lady.</li></li></ul><li>Collective<br />Definition: They are not the names of the individuals in a collection<br />
  14. 14. Example of Collective Nouns <br /><ul><li> People (crowd, orchestra)
  15. 15. Animals or other living things (herd, swarm)
  16. 16. Places (union, federation) or
  17. 17. Things (bunch, pile). </li></li></ul><li>Concrete and Abstracts Nouns <br />Definitions & Examples<br /><ul><li> Concretenouns are things, we have concepts like justice, honesty, presidency, ministry, childhood, happiness, intelligence etc. It is our mind which grasps (i.e. understands) these concepts.
  18. 18. Abstractnouns are names of things we cannot grasp (recognize) with any of our five senses. We can grasp such things only with our mind.</li></li></ul><li>Compound <br />Definition: A compound noun is a noun that is made with two or more words. A compound noun is usually [noun + noun] or [adjective + noun],<br />
  19. 19. Forms of Compound Nouns <br /><ul><li> Open or spaced - space between words (tennis shoe)
  20. 20. Hyphenated - hyphen between words (six-pack)
  21. 21. Closed or solid - no space or hyphen between words (bedroom) </li></li></ul><li>Predicate <br />Definition: A predicate noun is also called a predicate nominative. A predicate noun has a dual function in a sentence<br />
  22. 22. Sentence examples Predicate Nouns <br />Mr. Smith is a doctor. <br />My son became a professional soccer player. <br />Mary Smith may be our next president. <br />The children seemed excited about Christmas.<br />
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