Grammar - Lesson two
The word noun comes from the Latin word ' nomen ' which means ' name '. Every language has words that are nouns. Nouns are part of speech. A noun is basically anything you can touch, see, hold, feel, hear or think. Basically, it's anything. There are different types of nouns. But in these lessons, we are going to learn only these nouns called:
1. Proper and Common Nouns
2. Concrete and Abstract Nouns
3. Plural and Singular Nouns
4. Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Common and Proper nouns
Nouns can be categorized as common and proper nouns.
Common nouns are nouns that name general people, places, things or ideas that are not specific. And they do not start with a capital letter. Unless they begin a sentence.
boy, girl, door, wall, school, baby, book, state, continent etc...
I'm reading a good book.
Our team won the game.
She opened the door.
The car is slow and very old.
Proper nouns name specific people, places, things, and ideas. A proper noun is the name of something or someone specific. Thus always starts with a capital letter. Belongs to a particular thing, place, person or idea.
Berlin, India, Barack Obama, The United States, Ethan
Sara, John, Europe, Ali etc.
I went to Berlin.
She is from Japan.
Tom Cruise is an actor.
This baby's name is Ethan.
The Secret Garden is a good book.
Look at this table
|General or Common Nouns||Specific or Proper Nouns|
|mom||Angela (your mom's name?)|
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