Origin: The English word noun comes from the Latin nōmen, meaning "name" or "noun". Word classes like nouns were first described by Pāṇini in the Sanskrit language and by Ancient Greek grammarians, and were defined by the grammatical forms that they take.
Definition: Noun is a word which is used to name something as a person, animal, thing and place. There are six kinds of noun in English.
Definition: Proper Noun is a name of particular thing, person, animal and place. On the other hand, proper noun is always written with a capital letter at the beginning of the word.
Example: Dara, New York, Cambodia, John, Angkor Wat…
Common Nouns: Common nouns refer to general, unspecific categories of entities. the word state itself is a common noun because it can refer to any of the 50 states in the United States.
2) COMMON NOUN
DEFINITION: Common Noun is a name which is given in common to everyone (person, thing, animal…..).
Example: Man, teacher, doctor, dog, cat, house, chair…
3) ABSTRACTIVE NOUN
DEFINITION: Abstractive Noun is the name of idea, quality and action that is the name of something we can’t touch, see, smell and taste.
- Idea: Advice, ambition, wish...
- Quality: Goodness, kindness, darkness...
- Action: Talking, movement, discussion..
NOTE: Some Abstractive Nouns can make from many kinds of adjective, verb and common noun.
a) Abstractive Noun makes from adjective.
b) Abstractive Noun makes from verb.
c) Abstractive Noun is quite different from verb.
Verb Abstractive Noun
d) Abstractive Noun makes from common noun.
4) COLLECTIVE NOUN
DEFINITION: Collective Noun is a name of number or collection of person, thing and animal taken together and spoken as a whole.
Example: Army, committee, family, nation, association, community…
5) COMPOUND NOUN
DEFINITION: Compound Nouns are the nouns that are combined between one word with another word and can make from many kinds of noun, adjective and verb.
6) MATERIAL NOUN
DEFINITION: Material Noun is the name of particular object.
Example: Chair, table, car, book, pen, house, radio…