Noun: A noun is a part of speech used to name a person, place, thing, animals, activities, event, idea and emotions. For example the words Dog, Cloud, Happiness and Asia are nouns.
They are many types of noun, following are some examples.
Common Noun: a noun which denotes a class of objects or a concept rather than a particular individual.Some examples of common nouns are river, dog, truck, table etc.
Countable Noun: a noun which refers to countable things. Things can be singular or plural. Singular countable nouns are often preceded by the word a or an.
Examples of countable noun:
John ordered a pizza (a Pizza- Singular countable)
We were ten guys, half a pizza for everyone makes it five pizzas in total (ten guys, five pizzas- plural countable)
Uncountable Noun: Noun that refers to uncountable things, feelings and types of activity is called uncountable noun . This noun is always in singular form, and it is not preceded by any article.
Examples of uncountable noun:
– Can I have some water?
-It’s a matter of great happiness.
Collective Noun: a noun which refers to a collection of things, or a group of people taken as a whole is called a collective noun.
Examples of collective noun.
squad, team, class, flock, herd, jury, army, council, family, crowd, audience, etc.
Proper Noun: a proper noun is the name of an individual person, organization or place. All proper nouns are spelled with an initial capital letter.
Examples of proper noun: John, Mumbai, Oxford, etc.
Compound Noun: Nouns that are made up of two or more words are called compound nouns.
Examples of compound noun:
hair fall- hair + fall
haircut- hair + cut
toothpaste- tooth + paste
swimming pool- swimming + pool
Gerunds: A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding “-ing.” A gerund can be used as the subject, the complement, or the object of a sentence.
Examples of gerund
Smoking causes cancer
I love cooking
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