Issuu on Google+

person

place

What is a noun?

animal

thing


More About Nouns

Names of people who work in a certain profession are also nouns.

1. A baker bakes bread.

2. A florist sells flowers.

3. An architect draws building plans.

4. A fishmonger sells fish.

5. A policeman maintains order.

6. A butcher sells meat.

7. A cobbler mends shoes.

8. A nurse looks after sick people.


Names of places are also nouns. 1. Airport.

2. Police station.

3. Railway station.

4. Church.

5. Temple.

6. School.

7. Hospital.

8. City.


What kind of Noun? Read the nouns in the box and write the nouns into the correct categories.

school duck chicken carpet

India penguin barber catfish

person 1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________

mouse teacher

house pencil

police station father shoe

antelope nurse

doll theatre

eyeglasses restaurant

toothpaste

butcher

computer

place 1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________

animal 1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________

thing 1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________


Kinds of Nouns 1. The Common noun: a noun which is the name given in common to every person, place or thing of the same class.

Example : flower, boy, city, balloon etc.

2. The Proper noun: a noun which is a special name for a particular person or place.

Example : Ria, New York, Mumbai etc.

New York

Ria

*Note-We always begin proper noun with a capital letter.


Fill Fill in the blank places with proper nouns. 1.The

is in _______.

2.The

3.The

is in ______.

4.The

5.The

is in _____.

is in _______.

is in _____.


3. Abstract Noun: a noun which is a name of a quality, feeling or a condition is known as an abstract noun.

Example : truth, kindness, joy. Feeling of joy

quality of kindness

4. Concrete nouns: A concrete noun is the name of something or someone that we experience through our senses, sight, hearing, smell, touch or taste. Most nouns are concrete nouns. Example : cats, dogs, table, buses, teachers etc

5. Collective nouns: When a noun is the name of a

collection of persons or things considered as a whole,it is called a collective noun.

Example : A crowd of people. A class of students.


Pick Pick out the correct collective noun from table below and fill in the blanks: 1.An ______ 2.A _______ 3.A _______ 4.A _______ 5.A _______ 6.A _______ 7.A _______ 8.A _______ 9.A _______ 10.A ______ 11.A ______ 12.A ______ 13.A ______ 14.A ______ 15.A ______ army

of of of of of of of of of of of of of of of

galaxy

team

fleet

pack packet

herd

soldiers. stars. thieves. cricketers. ships. grapes. books. sheeps. sailors. sweets. stones. fishes. wolves. flowers. keys. crew

gang

bunch

pile

bouquet

shoal bundle packet


7. Countable nouns: Some common nouns are countable that is they may be counted. Example : boy, girl, bag, apple etc.

8. Uncountable nouns: There are some common nouns which are not countable ,that is, they cannot be counted, but their quantity can be measured. Example : milk, water, money etc


Are these nouns countable or uncountable? 1. water ____________ 2. fruit ____________ 3. coconut ____________ 4. bread ____________ 5. DVD ____________ 6. meat ____________ 7. ball ____________ 8. snack____________ 9. glasses____________ 10. pen ____________ 11. milk____________ 12. chair____________ 13. gasoline____________ 14. table____________ 15. cream____________



Nouns worksheet