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Nouns

Noun - is a part of speech that denotes a person, animal, place, thing, or idea.
the word noun has its roots in the Latin word nomen, which means name".
is a noun that tells us what that sentence is all about.
These nouns receive action from verbs:
Person A term for a person, whether proper name, gender, title, or class, is a noun.
example: Plato was an influential Greek philosopher.
Animal A term for an animal, whether proper name, species, gender, or class is a noun.
example: The dog barked at the cat.
Place A term for a place, whether proper name, physical location, or general locale is a noun.
example: The restaurant is open.
Thing A term for a thing, whether it exists now, will exist, or existed in the past is a noun.
example: Please close the door and lock it
.
Idea A term for an idea, be it a real, workable idea or a fantasy that might never come .
example: Follow the rules.

Types of Noun :
Proper Noun

Collective Nouns

Countable

Common Noun

Abstract Noun

Uncountable

Proper - nouns have two distinct features: They name specific one-of-a-kind items,
and they begin with capital letters.
example: Tom lives in Kansas.

Common nouns are used to refer to general things rather than specific examples nouns are

not normally capitalized unless they are used as part of a proper name.
A pronoun is used in place of a noun or nouns.
Common pronouns include: he, her, him, I, it, me, she, them, they, us, and we.
example: I think Tom should go to university to study science.
(On the other hand, when 'university' is used as part of a name
it becomes part of a
proper noun.)
Abstract Noun - are nouns that refer to concepts, ideas, emotions, etc. Abstract
nouns are
nouns that you can not touch, are not made of materials, but play an
important role
in life.
example: depression, love, hate, anger, power, importance,
tolerance

Collective nouns - refer to groups of various types. Collective nouns are most
commonly used
With groups of animals. Collective nouns can be used in both the
singular and plural,
although collective nouns tend to be
used in the singular.
example: Be careful! There's a hive of bees someone near here.

Concrete nouns - refer to things that you can touch, taste, feel, see, etc. There
are actual
things that we interact with on a daily basis. Concrete
nouns can be both countable
and uncountable. Here are some typical
concrete nouns:
Concrete nouns can be both countable and uncountable.
example: There are three oranges on the table.

Countable or count nouns - are concrete nouns that can be used in both
the singular and the plural form because they can be counted
- are nouns you can count, and uncountable nouns are nouns you
can't count.
- can take the singular or the plural form of a verb.
-are individual objects, people, places, etc. which can be counted.
example: She bought a new computer yesterday.

Uncountable nouns - are also referred to as mass nouns or non-count nouns.


- can be both concrete and abstract nouns and are always used in the
singular form
because they cannot be counted.

-are materials, concepts, information, etc. which are not individual


objects and cannot
be counted.
-are materials, concepts, information, etc. which are not individual
objects and cannot
be counted.
example: We're having lovely weather this week.

Compound Nouns- When we put two or more words together to create a new
word, we have

made a compound noun.

example: carwash, ice-cream, firefighter, breakfast, five-year-old

Gender of a Noun
The Gender of noun indicates the sex or the absence of sex.
THE NOUN GENDER
1.Masculine Gender

3.Common Gender

2. Feminine Gender

4.Neuter Gender

1. Masculine Gender :
A noun that denotes a MALE SEX is called Masculine Gender..
example:

boy

lion

bulldog

2. Famine Gender :
A noun that denotes a FEMALE SEX is called Femine Gender.
example:

girl

lioness

cow

bitch

3. Common Gender :
A noun that denotes either a male or a female sex is said to be of
the common
gender.
example:
4. Neuter Gender

child

student

friend

pupil

a noun that denotes a lifeless thing. The noun that denotes a thing
that is neither
male nor female.
example:

book

pillow

tree

1.Here are some more masculine and feminine nouns for people.
Masculine
nephew
master
emperor
bachelor

Feminine
niece
mistress
empress
maid / spinster

2. Here are some masculine and feminine nouns for male and female
animals. There is one
general word for the animal and special word
for male and female.
Animal
duck
cattle
goose
fox

Masculine

Feminine

drake
bull
gander
fox

duck
cow
goose
vixen

4. By adding a syllable (-ess, -ine, trix, -a, etc) as,


Masculine
author
count

Feminine
authoress
countess

4. By adding -ess after dropping the vowel of the masculine ending


Masculine
Actor
Duke
Emperor

Feminine
Actress
Duchess
Empress

5. By a word suffix or prefix, like


Masculine
Man-servant
Milk-man

Feminine
Maid-servant
Milk-maid

Answer Key: Noun


Person
Events

Place

Things

Mom
School
Vygotsky
Dad
Office
World War11
Girl
Field
Birthday paty
Female
Room
Boy
Mrs.Jane
Brother

Bag

Animals

Idea

Rhinoceros

Theory of

Cell phone

Cow

Rules

Cloth

Cat

Love

Table
Disk
Dress
Notebook

Lizard

Emotion
Concept
Good
Regulation

Answer Key: Types of Noun


1. Furniture
2. Jeremy
3. Aspen
4. Herd
5. Water
6. Trees
7. Hotdog
8. Car
9. Mother-in-law
10. Wilson

Answer Key: Gender of a Noun


Masculine
gander
fox
tiger
boar
stallion
jack
author
count
giant
heir
host
mayor

Feminine
goose
vixen
tigress
sow
mare
jenny
authoress
countess
giantess
heiress
hostess
mayoress

Exercises: Noun
Put in the appropriate line whether Person, Place, Animals, Things, Idea, and Event.
Mom
Rule
Bag
Rhinoceros
Cellphone
Female
Birthday party Good
Cloth
School
Dad
Love
Girl
Boy
Theory of Vygotsky

Office
Notebook
Table
Field
Emotion
Television
Office
Chair
Concept
Mrs.Jane
Disk
Regulation
Dress
Cow
World War 11 Brother

Exercises: Gender of a Noun


Put in an appropriate line whether masculine or feminine
gander
fox
tigress
boar
mare
jack

author
count
heir
giantess
host
mayor
Masculine

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

stallion
sow
goose
jenny
tiger
vixen

authoress
giantess
hostess
heiress
mayoress
countess
Femenine

Exercises: Types of Nouns


Identify and label what type of nouns used in the sentence.
1. We need to get some new furniture for our home.
2. Id like you to meet my friend Jeremy.
3. Well be vacationing in Aspen this year.
4. The herd of cattle moved to a new field to graze.
5. I need some water. I'm thirsty!
6. There are a few trees in my backyard.
7. All kids are hotdog lover.
8. My friend has just bought a new car
9. She is a beautiful mother-in-law.
10. The boy threw the ball to his dog, Wilson.