Types of NOUNS

What will you learn

  • What is a noun
  • 10 different types nouns


  • Naming words are called nouns
  • Name of a person, place, animal and things are called a noun
  • Eg:      girl, Aswandh, boy, Singapore, table,chair, pen, pencil
  • Nouns are an important part of speech in English .

There are several different types of English nouns.

Let’s see  10 different types of nouns in English.

Different types of nouns

1. Common nouns

  • A common noun is a noun that refers to people or things in general.
  • A common is a common name of a person, place, animal or things

E.g _       boy, country, bridge, city, birth, day, house, cat, girl.

Common nouns in sentences


  • I like chocolate.
  • Ramya went to the library.
  • Chennai is a big city.
  • My friends are reading books.
  • Vijay is a famous actor.

2. Proper nouns

  • A proper noun is a name that identifies a particular person, place, or thing.
  • A proper noun is a particular name of a person, place, animal or things.
  • In written English, proper nouns begin with capital letters.
  • Eg.     Steven, Africa, London, Monday, Spain, Fido, Sony

Proper nouns in sentences

  • Alex is a wonderful player.
  • He was born in England.
  • He moved to Australia when he was young.
  • He lives in Sydney.
  • He has a house across the Georges River.
  • He goes for a walk by the river every Monday.

3. Singular nouns

Singular nouns are nouns that refer to only one person, place or thing.


house, cat, girl, foot, country

4. Plural nouns

A plural noun refers to more than one of something.

Many singular nouns just need an S added at the end to make them plural .


  • cat        _   cats
  • girl       _ girls
  • pencil  _  pencils
  • boy      _  boys
  • shoe    _   Shoes

For some nouns that already end with an S, you may need to add -es to the end to make their plural form.


  • class         _  classes
  • bus           _   buses
  • dress        _   dresses
  • glass         _   glasses
  • dish          _    dishes

Some singular nouns also change spelling when made plural

(e.g.  and ).

  • country  _ countries
  • baby        _ babies
  • Knife       _ knives
  • wife         _ wives
  • shelf        _ shelves

Not all nouns follow this pattern. some nouns have irregular plural form


  • foot      _ feet
  • mouse _ mice
  • tooth    _ teeth
  • child     _ children
  • man      _ men

5. Concrete noun

A concrete noun is a noun which refers to people and to things that exist physically and can be seen, touched, smelled, heard, or tasted.

concrete nouns eg:

table, apple, rabbit, ear,dog, building, coffee, tree, rain, beach,

6) Abstract nouns

An abstract noun is a noun which refers to ideas, qualities, and conditions – things that cannot be seen or touched and things which have no physical reality


truth, danger, happiness, time,love, creativity, democracy, friendship, humour.

7) Collective nouns

A collective noun refers to a group that functions as one unit

8.Countable nouns

A countable noun is one that you can count. When you have two chocolates or 10 pencils, you are describing a noun that is countable.


table, apple, rabbit, ear

9) Uncountable nouns

An uncountable noun is one that cannot be counted.


Water, salt, luggage