Fundamental to learning English is the role of a noun - one of the eight parts of speech. With the help of nouns we are able to identify our friends or pets, convey an idea to someone and show our feelings to our loved ones. Nouns can name people, objects, animals, places, events, quantities and countries. In the previous quiz we were able to identify nouns from other parts of speech. In this quiz we will learn to classify the nouns into their different types.
Nouns are classified into types, such as collective, proper, common, abstract, uncountable, countable, compound, plural and concrete nouns like so:
A COLLECTIVE NOUN is used when referring to a group of people or things.
A PROPER NOUN is the name of a particular place, person or thing.
A COMMON NOUN is a name we use for any person or thing that belongs to a particular kind or class.
An ABSTRACT NOUN is used to refer to a state or quality.
An UNCOUNTABLE NOUN is used when we cannot subdivide the elements.
A COUNTABLE NOUN is a noun that can be counted.
A COMPOUND NOUN is a noun that is formed out of two words.
A PLURAL NOUN is one which can have plurals.
A CONCRETE NOUN is one which refers to physical objects that can be observed by the senses.
From seeing these different types of nouns it is quite clear that nouns can be termed as naming words. Nouns are classified under different types based on the things we want to name. Remember that nouns are so versatile that the same noun can be classified under more than one type! The quiz that follows helps you to classify nouns.