Soriano, Jade Alyssa C.
It could be a name of any person, for example: John, Fatima, Singh, Michael, Tom and so on.
It could be a name of any place, for example: America, China, Church, Taj Mahal, Paris and so on.
Naming things are like Car, Hat, Bottle, Table, Chair, Ball and so on.
Dog, Rabbit, Elephant, Chicken, Horse.
Joy, Fear, Beauty, Strength, Anger.
Identify the Nouns in the sentence. Underline the word in each sentence that modifies a Noun.
There are several types of nouns, and there can be an overlap across the categories. For example, there are common and proper nouns, and concrete and abstract nouns, yet some nouns are both concrete and common, or concrete and proper. It will become clear as you read on.
Common nouns are the words that refer to most general things: country, evening, laughter, puppy, umbrella
Common noun examples in the following sentences are in bold for easy identification.
Proper nouns are the name that identifies someone or something, a person or a place. Proper nouns are capitalized. John is a proper noun, since the word John represents a particular, single example of a thing, John.
Proper noun examples: Mary, Jimmy, Aunt Audrey, Honda, Philadelphia
Proper noun examples in the following sentences are in bold for easy identification.
Concrete nouns represent a thing that is real and tangible: pig, person, rock, smell, air, soup, Larry are all concrete nouns.
Concrete noun examples: cup, computer, diamond, rollercoaster, shampoo, Debby
Concrete noun examples in the following sentences are in bold for easy identification.
An abstract noun represents a thing that is more like a concept or idea: love, integrity, democracy, friendship, beauty, knowledge are examples of abstract nouns.
Abstract noun examples in the following sentences are in bold for easy identification.
Nouns can also be categorized as countable or uncountable.
A countable noun is a thing can be numbered or counted: airplane, sock, bowl, noodle, teacher, as in two airplanes, three socks, 1000 noodles.
Countable noun examples: peach, horse, shirt, telescope
Countable noun examples in the following sentences are in bold for easy identification.
Uncountable nouns can have a quantity or amount but cannot be actually counted: water, music, clothes, understanding. In the second example above, tons is a countable noun, but coal is not. Coal is referred to as an uncountable noun.
Uncountable noun examples: hate, confidence, attractiveness, wisdom
Uncountable noun examples in the following sentences are in bold for easy identification.
Collective nouns refer to a group of people or things: audience, team, bunch, family, class. When speaking of collective nouns, Americans consider them as singular, using singular verbs with them, such as the group dances happily. When speaking British English, both singular verbs and plural verbs might be used, as in the group dance crazily before the Queen.
Collective noun examples: government, jury, team, bunch, school, class, and room (the people in the room or building)
Collective noun examples in the following sentences are in bold for easy identification.
As mentioned above, when we talk of categories of nouns, some nouns can be described as being in more than one category. Some nouns are concrete and countable, for example, such as raindrops and wedding rings, while some are proper and uncountable, such as the Atlantic Ocean and Alaska.
Underline the nouns in the following sentences and write down on the underline before each number ifthey are common, proper, collective, concrete, collective or abstract.
__________1. The angry mob pelted stones at the police.
__________2. Honesty is the best policy.
__________3. You must always speak the truth.
__________4. Julie is my youngest sister.
__________5. Solomon was famous for his wisdom.
__________6. Birds make their nests in trees.
__________7. A committee was appointed to study the situation.
__________8. Nelson is known for his victory at Trafalgar.
__________9. The boys were congratulated on their performance.
__________10. He gave me a bunch of grapes.
__________11. The children sang the national anthem.
__________12. He owns a fleet of cars.
__________13. The lion is the king of beasts.
__________14. Greenland is the largest island.
__________15. Thailand is a great country.
A common noun is a noun that refers to people or things in general, e.g. boy, country, bridge, city, birth, day, happiness.
A proper noun is a name that identifies a particular person, place, or thing, e.g. Steven, Africa, London, Monday. In written English, proper nouns begin with capital letters.
A concrete noun is a noun that refers to people and to things that exist physically and can be seen, touched, smelled, heard, or tasted. Examples include dog, building, coffee, tree, rain, beach, tune.
An abstract noun is a noun that refers to ideas, qualities, and conditions - things that cannot be seen or touched and things that have no physical reality, e.g. truth, danger, happiness, time, friendship, humour.
Collective nouns refer to groups of people or things, e.g. audience, family, government, team, jury. In American English, most collective nouns are treated as singular, with a singular verb:
Nouns can be either countable or uncountable. Countable nouns (or count nouns) are those that refer to something that can be counted. Uncountable nouns (or mass nouns) do not typically refer to things that can be counted and so they do not regularly have a plural form.
What is a Noun? https://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/nouns/
Types of Nouns by Oxford https://www.lexico.com/grammar/types-of-noun
Soriano, Jade Alyssa C.