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, 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 />
Example of Proper Nouns <br /><ul><li> Names of people — like those just mentioned
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.
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 />
Forms of Compound Nouns <br /><ul><li> Open or spaced - space between words (tennis shoe)
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 />
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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