10 Types of Nouns in English Grammar

Welcome to today’s useful lesson where we dive into the world of English grammar. Nouns are a big part of speaking and writing in English. They’re the names we give to people, places, things, and ideas. Today, we’ll explore 10 different types of nouns to make your English even better. This will be simple and easy to understand, so everyone can learn something new!

What is a Noun in English Grammar?

The noun is a naming word. It is a word used as the name of a person, a thing, a place, or a situation.


  • Ali, girl, man (person)
  • Chair, pen (thing)
  • School, city (place)
  • Beauty, happiness (situation)

Types of Nouns in English Grammar with Examples

  • Proper noun
  • Common noun
  • Material noun
  • Concrete noun
  • Abstract noun
  • Collective Noun
  • Countable noun
  • Uncountable noun
  • Singular and plural noun

Types of Noun with Examples – Video Lesson

1. Proper noun

A proper noun is the name of a particular person a particular thing, a particular place, a particular idea, etc.


  • Pakistani, Ali, Salma (Particular Person)
  • BMW, F16 (Particular thing)
  • Multan, K2, America ({Particular Place)
  • New Pakistan, Two Nation Theory (Particular Idea)

2. Common noun

A common noun is the name of an ordinary person, an ordinary thing, an ordinary place, or an ordinary situation, etc.


  • Boy, man, woman (ordinary person)
  • School, village, park (Common Place)
  • Car, Pen, ship (Ordinary thing)
  • Beauty, health, happiness (Ordinary situation)

3. Material Noun

A material noun is the name of some material or substance from which things are made such as silver, gold, iron, cotton, etc.

4. Concrete Noun

A concrete noun is the name of some physical being or material.

For example chair (a physical thing), book (a physical being), gold (Material), etc.

5. Abstract Noun

An abstract noun refers to some state of being.

For example health, beauty, joy, grief, desire, stress, etc.

6. Collective noun

A collective noun refers to a group of individuals.


Committee, family, army, jury, herd, group, council, assembly, crew, band, bunch, crowd, team, staff, pack, flock, troop, fleet, etc.

7. Countable Noun

A countable noun refers to some being that can be counted, such as dog, girl, table, cup, size, color, etc.

8. Uncountable Noun

An uncountable noun refers to some being that cannot be counted, such as water, happiness, joy, iron, wheat, etc.

More Examples:

Sugar, honesty, work, advice, information, money, food, rice, wood, gold, silver, fun, anger, bread, business, cash, courage, faith, hair, justice, etc.

9. Singular Noun

A singular noun refers to one person, place, thing, or idea.


  • A cat is sleeping on the porch.
  • In her hand was a beautifully crafted pen.
  • The museum holds an impressive collection of ancient artifacts.

10. Plural Nouns

Plural nouns refer to more than one person, place, thing, or idea.


  • Cats are known for their agility and curiosity.
  • All the pens on the desk belong to the professor.
  • Museums often have exhibitions that showcase collections from different cultures.

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Last updated on March 30th, 2024 at 12:06 pm