NOUNS.Voiced & compiled byNageswar Rao. AEnglish TeacherCourtesyK. V. MadhusudhanResource Person (English) 01/12/13 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOUNS.A noun is the name of any person; place or thing.Eg. Gopal; Madras; Book; Knowledge Nouns are of two types:They are: Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns. 01/12/13 email@example.com
Concrete nouns denote things that exist in a material form.These are again sub-divided into:a) Proper Noun. b) Common Noun.c) Collective Noun. d) Material Noun.A proper noun is the name of some particular person or place.Anisha is a beautiful girl. (Anisha is a proper noun)A common noun is a noun that can be given commonly to allthings or persons of the same class or kind.Eg. Village, school, teacher, birds 01/12/13 firstname.lastname@example.org
A collective noun denotes a number of persons, animals orthings spoken as a whole. eg. Album, army, bundle, chain, band, course. A noun which denotes the substance/material of which a thingis made of is called material noun. eg. Gold, wood, silk, clay etc. Abstract Noun: An Abstract Noun is the name of any quality,state or action, art or science. 01/12/13 email@example.com
An abstract noun denotes something that has no existence of its own, but exists only in the mind of a person. It is something that we can understand but cannot demonstrate. Eg. Whiteness, cleverness, height, walk, sight, childhood, music, physics etc., Countable and Uncountable Nouns: The nouns which can be counted are called Countable Nouns. If a noun is countable then: 01/12/13 firstname.lastname@example.org
‘A’ and ‘An’ can be used before countable nouns. The question ‘how many’ is asked for countable nouns. Numbers can be used with countable nouns. Words like few, a few, the few, is asked for countable nouns. Plurals are found in countable nouns. Uncountable Nouns: The nouns which cannot be counted are called uncountable nouns. If a noun is uncountable then: 01/12/13 email@example.com
We usually do not use ‘A’ or ‘An’ before it. The question ‘How much’ is asked for it. Numbers can not be used for it. They normally do not have a plural. Words like little, a little, the little, much, less are used with it. NOTE: ‘SOME’ CAN BE USED BEFORE BOTH COUNTABLE ANDUNCOUNTABLE NOUNS. 01/12/13 firstname.lastname@example.org
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