What are nouns?
A noun is the name of a person, place, language, thing or quality. Examples are: child, man, girl, book, computer, India, mother, dog, birds, language, river, rice, kindness, beauty etc.
There are different types of nouns.
A proper noun is the name of a particular person or thing. Note that proper nouns always begin with capital letters. Examples are: Maya, Rahul, Hindi, India, Kerala, Rahim, James, Mumbai, Tuesday, Sahara, Africa etc.
A common noun does not denote any particular person or thing. It refers to a class of people or objects. Examples are: books, students, people, animals, dog, river, country, language, nation, apple etc.
Note that Ram is a proper noun but boy is a common noun. Likewise, India is a proper noun but country is a common noun.
A collective noun refers to a collection of people or things. Examples are: army, bunch, fleet, audience, flight, herd, pride, troop, battalion, committee, council etc.
Nouns worksheet for class 4
Underline the nouns in the following sentences and state their type – proper, common or collective.
1. Janvi bought a bunch of flowers for her mother.
2. Supriya wants to be an architect.
3. Rahul can play the guitar really well.
4. My mother feeds many stray cats.
5. Father enjoys listening to the radio.
6. I read an interesting story yesterday.
7. The audience cheered for the players.
8. The students sang really well.
9. She was too tired to climb up the flight of stairs.
10. Our team won the championship.
11. A herd of sheep was passing by.
12. We saw a pride of lions.
13. The class consists of 30 students.
14. India is a large country.
15. The girls are rehearsing for the program.
1. Janvi (proper) bought a bunch of flowers (collective) for her sister (common).
2. Supriya (proper) wants to be an architect (common).
3. Rahul (proper) can play the guitar (common) really well.
4. My mother (common) feeds many stray cats (common).
5. Father (common) enjoys listening to the radio (common).
6. I read an interesting story (common) yesterday.
7. The audience (collective) cheered for the players (common).
8. The students (common) sang really well.
9. She was too tired to climb up the flight of stairs (collective).
10. Our team (collective) won the championship (common).
11. A herd of sheep (collective) was passing by.
12. We saw a pride of lions (collective).
13. The class (collective) consists of 30 students (common).
14. India (proper) is a large country (common).
15. The girls (common) are rehearsing for the program (common).