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Nouns and their types
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- The Noun
A noun is a word, we use to name a person, a place, or a thing. For example Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Chair, Lahore, Butter, Etc.
The Noun: Number
There are two numbers in English, the singular and the plural. The singular number denotes one person or thing and the plural number shows more than one person or thing.
(toy – toys), (window – windows), (man stories), (brother-in-law – brothers-in-law), etc. men), (goose – geese), (army armies), (story – stories)
But some nouns are used only in the singular or only in the plural form.
Singular: News, Physics, Mathematics, Innings, etc.
Plural: Mumps, Scissors, Trousers, Tongs, Riches, Drawers, Spectacles, etc.
The Noun: Gender
Gender shows sex differences. It is of four kinds.
A noun that denotes a male person, or animal, etc. is said to be of “Masculine Gender’ e.g. Boy, Lion, Adnan, etc.
A noun that denotes a female is said to be of ‘Feminine Gender’ e.g. girl, lioness, Sara, etc.
A noun that denotes either sex is said to be of ‘Common Gender’ e.g.
A noun that denotes lifeless things is said to be of ‘Neuter Gender’ e.g. apple, book, knife, etc.
Kinds of Noun:
There are five kinds of nouns.
Proper Noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing e.g. Quran Majeed, Badshahi Mosque, Ali, Dell computers, etc.
The name of a common thing, person, or place is called, ‘Common Noun’ e.g. boys, women, tables, station, bird, etc.
It is the name of some things, persons, etc. who are taken together and are spoken of as a whole e.g. army, team, crowd, police, cattle, fleet, etc.
The name of a quality, action, state, etc. is called ‘Abstract Noun’ e.g. kindness, evil, laughter, sickness, life, etc.
It is the name of such a raw material that is used to produce many other things, e.g, Milk, iron, gold, wood, flour, etc.
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