A word is a noun when it names a person, place, thing, quality or an abstract idea such as feeling.
A concrete noun is a noun that can be seen or touched
Chair, book, man, dog, bottle, rice, mutton
Stone, hook, worm, bird,
An abstract noun is a word or a group of words that cannot be seen or touched. Abstract nouns refer to something viewed as non material or show non-concrete entities. Usually abstract nouns are feelings, ideas and qualities.
l) They can be used in singular and plural forms.
ll) They can be countable or uncountable.
There are some common abstract nouns
opinion, love, taste, laughter, mathematics, year, Sunday, January etc.
(Abstract nouns can be formed by adding suffixes to the base.)
A common noun is used to refer to any member of the same class.
Eg: Man, dog, teacher, doctor, girl, lion, village, mountain, parrot, country, television, chair
A proper noun can refer to someone or something by naming them.
It is a name of a certain place, thing, day, month etc. Proper nouns are always capitalized.
Person: Sindeed, Andrew
City: London, Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka, India
Thing: Orex, Damro
Month: January, February, Muharram etc.
Collective noun / Group noun
A collective noun is a noun which refers to a collection of people, animals or things.
Though collective nouns are singular in form, the verb can be either Singular or Plural.
Some common collective nouns
Army, audience, cast, committee, community, council, club, delegate, family, flock, gang, gang, government, group, herd, jury, media, navy, opposition, press, public, staff, team
1.The team look powerful.
The team looks powerful.
2.The government likes to develop the relationship with China.
The government like to develop the relationship with China. Count nouns and Uncount nouns
A count noun refers to something which can be counted. Count nouns can be called countable nouns or unitary nouns.
Numerals can be used before nouns to show count nouns.
Five waters (Error Cannot be counted)
Three sugars (Error Cannot be counted)
Five books (Count noun)
One car (Count noun)
Three bags (Count noun)
Characteristics of count nouns
Count nouns can be used in singular and plural forms.
Count nouns are followed by numerals.
Some abstract nouns can also be used as count nouns.
Liquid, powdery and dusty items can not be used as count nouns.
An uncount noun refers to something which cannot be counted.
Uncount nouns can be called uncountable nouns or mass nouns.
Uncount noun classification
Powdery and dusty:
Powder, dust, flour, tea dust
Water, oil, soft drink, juice
Meat, cheese, chocolate, wood