Noun indicates the name of Person, Place or Thing.
These are the following kinds of nouns:
1. Proper Nouns
2. Common Nouns (Collective and Abstract Nouns)
3. Countable Nouns
4. Uncountable Nouns
Proper Noun is the noun of a particular Person or Pla
Ex: Einstein formulated the Theory of Relativity.
(Proper Nouns begin with a Capital letter).
Proper Nouns are sometimes called Common Nouns. e.g: Sachin Tendulkar is called the Bradman of the present cricketing era.
Common Noun is a name given in COMMON to all belonging to a class.
E.g: Rani Jhansi was a Queen.
Under Common Nouns are:
Collective Nouns and Abstract Nouns:
Collective Noun is the name of a collection of Persons or Things together and spoken of as a whole.
e.g.: ARMY – Collection of soldiers
FAMILY – Group consisting of Father, Mother and
COMMITTEE – Group of people formed for a
Abstract Noun is the name of quality, action or state which is considered separately apart from the object to which it belongs to.
State : Childhood, Brotherhood, Sleep, Riches
Action : Movement, Restlessness, Tiredness.
Quality : Kindness, Cruelty, Brightness
Countable Nouns are the names of People, Objects that we can count. E.g.: Pen, Paper, Car, Brother.
Uncountable Nouns are the names of things we cannot count. E.g: Oil, Honesty, Kindness.
MARK THE COMMON, PROPER, COLLECTIVE OR ABSTRACT
1. The French army of Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo. (Collective Noun).
2. Sir Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was kindness personified. (Pronoun, abstract noun
3. Everest is the highest peak in the World. (Proper Noun).
4. Get one Kilogram of sugar. (Uncountable noun).
5. A cricket consists of Twelve Players, with one being the twelfth man. (Countable N)
FORMATION OF SOME ABSTRACT NOUNS – FORMED FROM ADJECTIVES
1. Long – Length
2. Strong – Strength
3. Brave – Bravery
4. Novel – Novelty
5. Ignorant – Ignorance
6. Deep – Depth
7. Broad – Breadth
8. True – Truth
9. Prudent – Prudence
10. Human – Humanity
FORMED FROM VERBS
Laugh – Laughter Defend – Defence
Steal – Stealth Sane – Sanity
Believe – Belief Wise – Wisdom
Persevere – Perseverance Seize – Seizure
See – Sight Pursue – Pursuit
NOTE: There are no perfect guidelines forming abstract Nouns. This can be learned by reading, speaking and referring to Dictionary