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Noun

  1. 1. NOUNS.Voiced & compiled byNageswar Rao. AEnglish TeacherCourtesyK. V. MadhusudhanResource Person (English) 01/12/13 anr.tuni@gmail.com
  2. 2. 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 anr.tuni@gmail.com
  3. 3.  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 anr.tuni@gmail.com
  4. 4.  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 anr.tuni@gmail.com
  5. 5.  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 anr.tuni@gmail.com
  6. 6.  ‘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 anr.tuni@gmail.com
  7. 7.  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 anr.tuni@gmail.com
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