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Kinds of Nouns:

  1. Abstract
  2. Collective
  3. Common
  4. Concrete
  5. Countable
  6. Mass
  7. Material
  8. Plural
  9. Pronoun
  10. Proper
  11. Singular
  12. Uncountable
Classifications of Types of Nouns
Proper Noun: This is used to denote a particular person, place or a thing.
Examples: English is a global language.

Common Noun : This is used to refer to a class.
Examples: The cat loves comfort.

Collective Nouns: This is used to refer to a group or a collection of things.
Examples: I saw a herd of sheep nearby.

Concrete nouns: You can experience this group of nouns with your five senses. These nouns can all be touched, smelt, tasted or seen.
Examples: The cute rabbit hops around.

Countable Nouns: To linguists, these count nouns can occur in both single and plural forms, can be modified by numerals, and can co-occur with quantificational determiners like many, most, more, several, etc.
Examples: There were so many bikes on sale.

Material Nouns : This is used to tell the substance by which the things are made.
Examples: The chair is made of bamboo.

Pronouns: These nouns can take the place of a noun when referring to people places or things. In English the personal pronouns are I, you, he, she, it and they. Depending on their function within a sentence these nouns can take on their possessive forms or their objective case.
Examples: Suzy will let her hair grow longer. possessive personal
He jumped on the bed. singular personal

Abstract Noun: It is used to indicate the quality possessed by a person or thing.
Examples: I appreciate your sincerity.

Uncountable Nouns: These nouns cannot be counted they are often referred to as mass nouns. These nouns cannot be used in a plural form.
Examples: The pool was full of water. The uncountable noun in this sentence is water.
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