English Master Series – DAY 2

English Master Series Nouns

English Master Series – DAY 2

Dear aspirants,

Here we are with our second module of English Master Series. Hope this will surely help you with your English Language preparation. Here in this Module we will start The Noun.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

English Master Series Nouns

The Noun

A Noun is a word which is used as the name of a person, a place, a thing, an action, quality or state.

Ex- Ananya, Dispensary, Work, Slate, Truth, Silence, Sleep, State, Death.

To find a Noun

Rule 1:

By putting who, whom, what with work done (verb) we can find out the person, thing, place, work which is called a Noun.

For ex—Sumit is playing football.

Now, Who is playing? — Sumit.

What is he playing?—football.

Thus here Sumit and football both are noun.


The word which does the work i.e. which becomes the subject of the work done or says about it or on which work can be done i.e. object of the work, is called a noun.

Ex—Rupam my brother plays cricket.

In the sentence Rupam plays cricket and brother says the relationship so both are nouns. Again in this sentence work done is playing cricket thus it is also a noun(what is he playing ?). Thus in this sentence Rupam, brother and cricket all are noun.

Kinds of Nouns

I. Concrete Nouns-

Concrete nouns are the opposite of abstract nouns.

Concrete nouns are the names of things, which have physical existence; they can be sensed by our physical senses. That is, one can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch them. That is why concrete nouns are called “sense “nouns.

Ex- The names of persons, animals, plants and things which have physical existence, comes under concrete nouns, as they can be sensed by the senses.

CONCRETE NOUNS are the names of things which have physical existence. One can experience them, through five senses.

CONCRETE NOUNS are further divided into four types.





1. Proper Noun- A proper noun provides special identity, and separates one from others.

The name given to a particular person, place or thing is a Proper Noun.  If the noun is nonspecific, that is, the noun refers to a general idea and not a specific person, place, or thing; it is usually not a proper noun.

The names of the days of the week and the months of the year are proper nouns.

A Proper noun provides special identity, and separates one from others.

World War II (Proper Noun)

A war (Common Noun)

Ex- ‘It is Wind, my horse.’ (Here Wind is the proper noun as it is the name of the horse).

Fran went to Furry Friends Pet Shop.

       There are many important documents at The Library of Congress.

2. Common Noun- Common nouns are not specific; they are general nouns, used for everyone/everything of a particular kind or type.

A Common Noun is a name shared in common by everyone of the same class or group.

Ex- There were no yellow markers in the box.

   There are a lot of important documents in the archives.

3. Collective Noun- A Collective Noun is a name given to a number of things regarded as a whole, group or collection.

Collective nouns are the names given to a collection of persons, animals or things, taken together, and spoken of as one whole.

Ex- A kennel of dogs.

A cete of badgers. (cete remains one of the great mysteries of the classic collective nouns from the middle English Era).

An immersion of Baptists. (A Baptism in which the entire body is dipped in water.)

A fixture of Barnacles. (The act of process of attachment)

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