Types of Nouns in English

10 Types of Nouns in English with Useful Examples

Types of Nouns in English with Useful Examples


Common Noun

Nonspecific people, places, things or ideas

Examples; Man, city, religion etc…

Proper Noun

Specific people, places, things…

Examples; Albert Einstein, London etc…

Abstract Noun

Something that you can not perceive with your five senses

Examples; Belief, love, pride, happiness etc…

Concrete Noun

Something that you can perceive with your five senses

Examples; Apple, lion, eyes, flower etc…

Countable Noun

Can be counted

Examples; Pencil/pencils, apple/apples, train, clock etc…

Uncountable Noun

Cannot be counted

Examples; Milk, music, food, water, snow, rice etc…

Compound Noun

Made up of two or more smaller words

Examples; Textbook, snowball, seafood, sunflower

Collective Noun

Refer to a group of things as one whole

Examples; Bunch, audience, flock, group, family

Singular Noun

Refer to one person, place things, or idea

Examples; Cat, dog, ship, monkey, hero etc…

Plural Noun

Refer to more than one person, place things, or idea

Examples; Dogs, cats, ships, babies etc..



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