How many types of noun are in English Grammar?



Names of persons, places, animals, or things are called noun.
Examples: Abdal, Peshawar, Lion, chair, etc.

in the following sentence (Aitizaz, Peshawar & Car) is Noun. (Aitizaz is going to Peshawar in his Car.)
Other Examples are:

  • Zarar is the name of a person.
  • Karachi is the name of a city.
  • Car is the name of a thing.

Types of Noun:

The following are the types of noun.

Common Noun:

The name of any Non-specific person, place, or thing is called Common Noun.
Example: Boy, Cow, country, etc.
In simple words, common nouns are names that we give in general to all things, persons, and places.

Proper Noun:

The name of any specific person, place, or thing is called a Proper Noun.
Example: Abdal-name of a person, puppy-name of a dog, Pakistan-name of country, etc.
In simple words, proper nouns are special names given to specific persons, places, or things.
Example: Haris khan is a brave boy.
So in the above sentence (Haris khan) is a proper noun.

Singular noun:

A singular noun refers to one person, place, or thing only.
Example: one ball, one doll, one glass, one mirror, one book, etc.
So in singular nouns, we are concerned with only one thing like we are talking about only one thing.

  • She could not see the girl in the crowd.
  • She left her bag at school.
  • The doctor gave me medicine.

Plural noun:

The plural noun refers to more than one person, place, or thing.
Example: Two balls, three dolls, five glasses, two mirrors, etc.
So in plural nouns, we are concerned with more than one thing.

  • He was trying to catch the balls.
  • The cat is eating bananas.

Countable Noun:

Simply countable nouns are those that can be counted.
Example: Girl or Girls, Boy or Boys, Car or Cars, etc.

Uncountable Noun:

Uncountable Nouns are concepts that we cannot count.
For example, we cannot count “water” but we can count “bottles of water”.
Here is some more example of the uncountable noun.
Music, Art, Love, Happiness, Electricity, Gas, Power, Advice, Information, News, Rice, Sugar, Butter, Water, etc.

Masculine Noun:

We use masculine for (Male). So masculine nouns are words for Men, Boys, Male Animals, etc.
Example: man, prince, father Etc.

Feminine Noun:

We use Feminine for (Female). So the Feminine noun is words for women, girls and female animals, etc.
Example: Girl, Queen, sister, lioness, Hen, Aunt, etc.

Concrete Noun:

A concrete noun is also called a material noun. So it is a noun that has physical existence.
Example: Table, Flower, Clock, etc.

  • The door is locked.
  • Where is your Book?
  • He moved the chair into place.
  • She always made her bed before leaving for school

Abstract Noun:

The abstract noun refers to feelings, concepts, and quantity, etc. We can also say that an abstract noun is a noun that has no physical existence.
Examples: Wisdom, Sadness, Fear, etc.

  • He is feeling pain.
  • Her art teacher admired her creativity.

Collective Noun:

It is the name of a group or collection of the same kind of person, animal, or thing.

  • An Army is made up of many soldiers.
  • A crowd is made up of many peoples.

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