Types of nouns

A noun is a word used to refer to a person, place or thing. There are mainly two types of nouns - proper nouns and common nouns.

A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place or thing. Examples are: Raju, Janaki, India, France, Aryan, Victoria Terminus, Eden Gardens etc.

The names of the months and the days of the week are all proper nouns.

Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.

I met James on Sunday. (NOT I met james on sunday.)

Common nouns are the names given to a class of persons, things or places. Examples are: boy, girl, tree, student, parents, schools, books etc.

Collective nouns

Names given to groups of people, animals or things of the same kind are called collective nouns.

Examples are: army, battalion, crowd, mob, crew, jury, committee, team, family etc.

Common nouns that refer to materials or substances out of which things are made are called material nouns. Examples are: gold, silver, clay, wood, plastic, iron, milk, water etc.

Sections in this article

Transformation of sentences - I
Transformation of sentences - II
Transformation of a Simple sentence into a compound sentence
Transformation of a compound sentence into a simple sentence
Transformation of a simple sentence into a complex sentence
Transformation of a complex sentence into a simple sentence
Transformation of sentences containing too
Interchange of degrees of comparison
Combining two sentences using too...to and so...that
How to combine two sentences using too...to

See also

Adverb clauses
Adjective clauses
Noun clauses
Transformation of sentences

See also

Common mistakes in the use of nouns
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 1
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 2
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 3

More CBSE English Grammar worksheets

Passive voice worksheet | Simple past tense
Passive voice worksheet | Past continuous tense
Passive voice worksheet | Simple future tense
Passive voice worksheet | Future perfect tense


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