Introduction to Noun

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SLMtitle.png Introduction to Noun

By Mirza Delwar Hossain

Chapter Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Learning Objectives
  3. Definition of Noun and their Classification
  4. Lesson – 1 Proper Noun
  5. Lesson – 2 Common Noun
  6. Lesson – 3 Collective Noun
  7. Lesson – 4 Material Noun
  8. Lesson – 5 Abstract Noun
  9. Let Us Sum Up
  10. Practice Test
  11. Answers to SAQs

SLMinto.png Introduction

Noun is an important part of Parts of Speech. We should clear understanding about Noun. Without learning Noun properly we cannot learn English Grammar properly. So we have to learn noun and their classification with very carefully. We shall discuss here about noun and their classification.

SLMobj.png Learning Objectives
After reading this chapter, you are expected to learn about:

  • define Noun
  • classify of Noun
  • Apply Noun properly

Definition of Noun

A Noun is a word which used for naming a person, place or thing. Some examples are given below:

1. Motahar is a good boy.

2. Dhaka is the Capital of Bangladesh.

3. Honesty is the best policy.

4. The bird is lovely.

5. Sumi is the tallest girl in the class.

6. Gold is a precious metal.

Classification of Noun

There are kinds of Noun, as following:

  • Proper Noun
  • Common Noun
  • Collective Noun
  • Material Noun
  • Abstract Noun.

SLMsaq.gif Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) - 1
Underline Noun the following sentences:
  1. Tanuja is a good girl.
  1. Pintu is playing Football.

Proper Noun

Proper Noun specify the name of a person or place or a thing.

Person name

Such as – Harun, Mukul, Mukta, Tania, Zerin, Sristy etc.

Name of Places

Country - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Japan etc.
Town/City - Dhaka, Khulna, Dinajpur, Kolkata etc.
Village - Beroil, Noldi, Sreepur, Joka etc.
Rivers - The Padma, The Jamuna, The Meghna etc.
Month - January, February, March, April etc.
Day - Sunday, Monday etc.
Newspaper - The Daily Star, The Ittefaq etc.
Nation - The Muslim, The Hindu, The Budhist etc.

Common Noun
Common noun specify the general name of a class of person, animal or a thing. Such as –
Person – Man, Women, Girl, Boy, Sister, Brother, Teacher, Student etc. Animal – Cow, Cat, Dog, Horse, Tiger etc. Thing - Chair, Table, Book, Pen etc.

Collective Noun

Which noun means the name of some person or thing of same classes collectively not separately we can called them collective noun. Such as :

Football Team - a collection of players. Family - a collection of members. Army - a collection of soldiers. Garden - a collection of flowers. Library - a collection of books. Class - a collection of students.

Material Noun

Which noun specify the name of a total material not partial called them material noun.

Example : Gold, Silver, Wood, Iron, Rice etc. But, Necklace made by Gold is a Common noun not Material noun, Table made by Wood is a Common noun not Material noun.

Abstract Noun

Which Noun means the quality or condition of a man or material called them Abstract Noun.

Example : Honesty is the best policy. Kindness is the great virtue. Industry is the key to success. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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SLMtest1.png Practice Test

1.Please identify Noun the following sentences and write down it what kind of Noun

A. Zerin is a beautiful girl.
B. She is a brilliant student.
C. The Cow is a useful animal
D. It gives us milk.
C. Gold is a precious metal.

2. Choose the right answer.

i. There are ________ kind of Noun.

(a) Three (b) Four (c) Five (d) Six.

ii. Which one is the example of Proper Noun ?

(a) Shila (b) River (c) Gold (d) Chair.

iii. Which one is the example of collective Noun ?

(a) Cow (b) Man (c) Class (d) Flower.

iv. Which one is the example of Abstract Noun ?

(a) Courage (b) Salt (c) The Buriganga (d) Girl.

v. Which one is the example of Common Noun ?

a) Sugar (b) Poverty (c) Girl (d) Lucky.

3. Underline the Noun of the following sentences and write down the names:

a. The family consists of ten members.
b. The flower smells sweet.
c. Iron is a useful metal.
d. The Cow gives us milk.
e. Ruma reads in class vi.

SLMfeedb.png Answers to SAQs

1. What is Noun ? How many kinds of Noun write down with example ?