A proper noun is a special name of a
particular person, place or thing.
3.Sony Tv,Philips Radio,Neem tree(things)
Kamala is a fine dancer. (find a noun)
A common noun is the general, ordinary
name of a person, place or thing.
girl, boy, sister, brother (persons)
hospital, country, town (places)
water, butter, book, car (things)
Point out the common noun
* Ram lives in a village.
A collective noun is the name of a group
or collection of similar persons.
committee, Fleet, a team of cricketers, a
group of dancers, a herd of cattle, a flock
Pick out the collective nouns from the
* I saw a bunch of flowers.
* We saw a fleet of ships.
Material noun is the name of a substance of
which things are made.
Iron, Gold, Brass, Marble, Copper, Steel, Cotton,
Find out the material noun from the following
1. Plastic is of much use.
2. Cotton dress is costly now-a-days.
3. Iron is a very useful metal.
An abstract noun is the name of a quality
that persons or things have, action they
take or state they find themselves in.
Darkness, laughter, bravery,youth
Underline the abstract noun in the
* She was a Queen of beauty.
* We respect honesty.
THE NOUN - GENDER
A noun that denotes male is said to be of masculine gender.
hero, lion, peacock, cock, cock-sparrow, boy, man
A noun that denotes female is said to be of feminine gender.
heroine, lioness, peahen, hen, hen-sparrow, girl, woman
A noun that denotes either a male or a female is said to be of
child, cub, chick, chicken, relation, cousin, neighbour, orphan
A noun that denotes neither a male or a female is said to be of
pen, book, room, tree, table, ball
THE NOUN - NUMBER
THERE ARE 2 CATEGORIES
THE NOUN - THE CASE
1. NOMINATIVE CASE
(e.g) Ram drew a picture.
2. ACCUSATIVE CASE
(e.g) Kamala buys an orange.
The book is on the table.
3. POSSESSIVE CASE
(e.g) This is Ravi's shirt.
A Pronoun is a word which is used instead of
Rajesh went to market. He bought vegetables
he, she, it, they.
FORMS OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS
FORMS OF PERSONALPRONOUNS
him, her ,it, them
FORMS OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS
1. FIRST PERSON
Nominative my, our
Accusative mine, ours
Nominative your, your
Accusative yours, yours
Nominative his, her, its, their
Accusative his, hers, its, theirs
-self is added to possessive pronouns to form
I hurt myself.
They did the homework themselves.
myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves,
himself, herself, itself, themselves
Compound personal pronouns
myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves,himself,
herself, itself, themselves
are also called emphatic pronouns when they are
used for the purpose of emphasis.
1. I had to do it myself.
2. She has to finish herself.
The pronouns which point out the objects to
which they refer are called
this, that, these, those, such
The pronouns which refer to persons or things
in a general way but do not refer to persons or
things in particular are called indefinite
one, any, few, some, each, anyone, everyone,
The pronouns which refer to persons or things one at a
time are called distributive pronouns.
either, neither, each
1. You can drink either tea or coffee.
2. She can neither see T.v. nor play.
3. Each of us bought the book.
4. Give the chocolates to each.
who, whom, whose, which, what,that, whatever,
whatsoever, whoever, whoso,whosoever,
1. The boy who won the prize is my son.
2. The teacher whom I like most is Mrs.Gengamirtham.
3. I know what you told is true.
4. Whoever finds the purse should hand over to me.
Interrogative pronouns are used to ask
1.Whom do you like ?
2.Whose pen is this?
3.What do you want?