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There are four types of nouns: Common Nouns, Proper Nouns, Collective Nouns and Abstract Nouns

A Common Noun can be a person, a place or a thing

Things that are named are Common nouns, for example

  • deskID-10024499
  • chairID-100161794
  • oceanID-100269247
  • carID-100282527
  • waterID-10042248
  • teacher studentID-100146907

 Proper Nouns

Proper Nouns always being with CAPITAL LETTERS

  • Your name is a proper noun
  • Indian Ocean is a proper noun
  • South Africa is a proper noun

Abstract Nouns

An Abstract Noun refers to something we cannot see, touch or measure

  • She gave her son love and he responded with respect and obedience


  • The love/friendship/happiness of the girl


  • She is full of joy/imagination/ambition


Note: Many abstract nouns end with some of the following suffixes:

ness: – Kindness
tice:  –  Practice

hood:- Knighthood
tion:  – Concentration

Collective Nouns

Collective nouns are the name of a collection or a group of objects, people or creatures:

  • a string of pearls 


  • a herd of elephants


  • a bunch of flowers




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