A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, quality, animal, idea or activity.
Person − Mahima
Thing − Disk
Animal − Duck
Activity − Navigation
Place − Delhi
Quality − Weight
Idea − Intelligence
The names used for specific things, places, and people. For example — Jon, Paris.
The names used for things in general. For example — table, house.
The objects that can be identified through one of the five senses. For example – phone, chair.
The names denoting quality, feeling or idea. For example – freedom, justice.
Count nouns are those that can be counted. They are singular or plural. Plurals usually end with “s.” For example — Singular – Card, Plural – Cards.
Most nouns ending in ‘s’, ‘sh’, ‘o’, or ‘ch’ sounds need an ‘-es’ suffix to be plural. Nouns ending in a consonant followed by ‘y’ become plural by ending with ’ies’.
Singular — Bus (Ends with ‘s’ sound)
Plural — Buses
Singular — Dish (Ends with ‘sh’ sound)
Plural — Dishes
Singular — Potato (Ends with o’ sound)
Plural — Potatoes
Singular — Church (Ends with ‘ch’ sound)
Plural — Churches
Singular — Mystery (Ends with ‘y’ sound)
Plural — Mysteries
These are nouns that don’t end with either “s” or ‘es’ as suffixes in plural.
Singular — Mouse
Plural — Mice
Singular — Ox
Plural — Oxen
These are nouns that cannot be counted and usually do not have a plural form.
Collective nouns refer to groups of people or things. Unlike uncountable nouns, they can usually be counted, so they usually have plural forms.
Singular — Batch
Plural — Batches
These names are called possessive as they express ownership. They commonly use “of.” For example – An act of God.
Most singular possessives are formed by adding an apostrophe and “s.” If the noun is plural, the possessive form becomes “s” and apostrophe.
If the plural noun does not end with an “s,” the possessive is formed by adding apostrophe and “s.”