Different Types of Noun

 Glossary of grammatical terms

Noun: A word which refers to people, things, and abstract ideas such as, feelings and qualities; EG woman, Harry, guilt is called noun.

Noun group: A group of words which acts as the subject, complement, or object of a clause, or as the object of a preposition also called nominal group or noun phrase.

Noun modifier: A noun which is used in front of another noun, as if it were an adjective: EG …a car door… …a steel works is called Noun modifier.

Abstract noun: A noun used to describe a quality, idea, or experience rather than something physical or concrete: EG joy, size, language is called abstract noun.

Concrete noun: A noun which refers to something that we can touch or see; EG table, dress, is called concrete noun.

Collective noun: A noun that refers to a group of people or things; EG committee, team is called collective noun. Another name for collective noun is GROUP NOUN

Proper noun: A noun which refers to a particular person, place, or institution; EG Nigel, Edinburgh, Christmas is thought as proper noun.

Common noun: A noun that is used to refer to a person, thing, or substance EG sailor, computer, is considered as common noun.

Countable noun: A noun which can be singular or plural. EG dog/dogs lemon/lemons, foot/fee, is called countable noun. It is also called count noun.

Uncountable noun: A noun which refers to a general kind of thing rather than to an individual item, and so has only one form; EG money, furniture, intelligence is considered as uncountable noun. It is also called uncount noun.

Singular noun: A noun typically used in the singular form; EG sun, business, jumble.

Plural noun: A noun which is only used in the plural form; EG trousers, scissors, vermin.

Mass noun: (in this grammar), a noun which is usually an uncountable noun, but which can be used as a count noun when it refers to quantities or types of something: EG …two sugars… …cough medicines.

‘-ing’ noun a noun which has the same form as the present participle of a verb; EG Swimming is good for you.

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