A word that names a person, place, thing or idea is known as a noun.
Types of Noun:
There are different types of common nouns – collective nouns, abstract nouns, compound nouns, concrete nouns, non-countable nouns, gender-specific nouns, verbal nouns.
* Collective Noun: A noun that represents a group of individuals (family, friends, etc.)
* Abstract Noun: A noun that expresses feelings that cannot be seen or experienced with five senses.
* Compound nouns: A noun that denotes people, animals, things, places, or ideas.
* Concreate Noun: A noun denoting a material object e.g. water, air, silver, gold, etc.
* Non-countable nouns: A non-countable noun is a noun without a plural form.
* Gender-specific nouns: A noun referring to something male or female (woman, man, mother, father)
* Verbal noun: A noun formed from or otherwise corresponding to a verb. Cooking is fun (Cooking is a verbal noun here)
Rules of Noun:
Rule 1 - Some nouns always remain in the plural form and these nouns have no singular form. these are…….
Alms, archives, scissors, species, valuables… etc.
Example: My means were reduced substantially.
Every means is good if the end is good.
Rule 2 - Some nouns looks plural in form but have singular meaning. Such nouns take a singular verb. These are….
News, Politics, mathematics, measles, draughts ….etc.
Rule 3 - Some nouns are always used in singular. These are uncountable nouns. we should not use article A/An with these nouns. These are…
Scenery, poetry, furniture, advice, bread, stationery, knowledge… etc.
Note - we can’t pluralise such nouns by adding ‘s’ or ‘es’
Rule 4 - Some nouns look singular but have plural meaning. Such nouns take a plural verb. These are…
Cattle, clergy, cavalry, infantry, poultry, children, police… etc
Note - It is incorrect to write Sceneries, informations, hairs.
But if the hair is used as countable it can be pluralized: one hair, two hairs…
Example - I need three hairs of sheep.
Rule 5 - Some nouns have the same meaning in the plural as well as the singular. These are…
Deer, fish, crew, family, team, jury, pike, aircraft, swine, counsel… etc.