A noun is a word that names something: either a person, place, or thing. In a sentence, nouns can play the role of subject, direct object, indirect object, subject complement, object complement, appositive, or adjective.

Nouns can name a person:

  • Albert Einstein
  • the president
  • my mother
  • a girl

Nouns can also name a place:

  • Mount Vesuvius
  • Disneyland
  • my bedroom

Nouns can also name an idea:

  • Love
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Joy
noun rules in grammar

Types of Nouns in English Grammar

  • Common Nouns
  • Proper Nouns
  • Concrete Nouns
  • Abstract Nouns
  • Countable Nouns
  • Uncountable Nouns
  • Collective Nouns

Types of Nouns with Example

Common NounsRefers to the most general thingI had breakfast.
Proper NounsNames that identifies someone or somethingKatrina is beautiful actress.
Concrete NounsRepresent a thing that is real and tangible:The garden was full of rocks.
Abstract NounsRepresent a thing which is concept or ideaBeaut lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Countable NounsThing that can be countedThere are two television in my house.
Uncountable NounThings that cannot be measured aloneA cup of Coffee.
Collective NounThis noun refers to a group of peopleIndian Team won the match.