Nouns are the words used to denote the names of persons,
places, things, qualities, actions, feelings and materials etc. Some nouns also
name the groups or collections of persons, places, things, animals and other
Examples of Nouns : book, pen, table, man, girl, student,
tiger, village, cluster, river, convoy, water, iron, gold, India, London,
wisdom, intelligence, stone, wood, creativity, sparrow, attitude, gravity,
greatness, superiority, urgency, vehicle, army, home and residence etc.
This article is intended to just introduce the nouns and related
aspects that one needs to study. Following are the main heads under which the
nouns have to be studied.
Types of Nouns
Morphology (Form or Structure) of Nouns
Words Used as Nouns as well as Other Parts of Speech
Functions of Nouns in a Sentence
Identification of Nouns
Change in Number (Singular – Plural) of Nouns
Change in Gender of Nouns
Possessive Case of Nouns
Nouns in Apposition
Correct Usage of Nouns – Points to be Observed
Classification of Nouns : Depending on the criterion used, nouns
can be classified into various types in following four ways.
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Regular and Irregular Nouns
Abstract and Concrete (Mass) Nouns
Common, Proper, Collective, Material and Abstract Nouns.