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NOUNS

nouns

 

 

 

As you learn English you realize how important nouns are in the language. Nouns indicate people, things, objects, concepts, etc. Here are the different nouns existing in the English language.

 

Abstract nouns

These nouns explain emotions, feelings or ideas. Things that cannot be touched. They are not physical but emotional and are related to our minds. The following examples show you the abstract nouns.

Love

Hate

Anger

Tolerate

Success

Depression

The list can go on and on but let’s look at the sentences using the above nouns.

I love birds.

My mom hates to get up early.

She cannot control her anger; she is always fighting with everyone.

There is no other choice except tolerating the situation.

More practice will bring you success.

Most women after delivering a baby suffer from depression.

 

Collective nouns

Collective nouns refer to groups of various types. It usually refers to groups of animals. Look at the following collective nouns.

Herd

Swarm

Hive

A herd of cattle moved to his farm yesterday.

Our city was attacked by swarm last week.

We have 2 hives of bees on our farm.

These nouns can also be used for different institutions and different sectors in them.

Department

Firm

Staff

Here are just some examples.

My friend works in English department.

We have a firm together.

The staff there are very friendly.

 

 

Common nouns

The nouns that have general meanings are called common nouns. When you hear them your mind instantly gets a big picture about the noun mentioned. Here are some examples.

University

College

Institute

School

John goes to university after his graduation.

My friend is going to college after getting her diploma.

English institutes are all around the world.

Students go to school for better education.

 

 

Concrete nouns

These nouns are the ones that you can touch, taste, smell, feel, etc. We cope with them every day and they can be countable or uncountable. Here are some examples.

Countable concrete nouns

Apple

Desk

House

I eat an apple every day.

She cleans her desk with great care.

Our house is near a bank.

Uncountable concrete nouns

Rice

Pasta

Water

I don’t eat rice because it makes me sleepy.

My mom makes pasta whenever we have children guests.

Drink eight glasses of water every day.

 

Pronouns

They refer to things or people and we have different pronouns. Here are some examples.

I

he

they

I go to school every day.

He can’t speak English.

They come to our house every week.

 

Proper nouns

Proper nouns are names of people, things, institutions, nations, etc. They are always capitalized.

America

University of Pennsylvania

Alice

America is a modern country.

My brother goes to the University of Pennsylvania.

Alice is a great friend.

 


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