Noun and Its Types: Definitions Examples Exercises

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Noun and Its Types: Definitions Examples Exercises


The name of any person, place, or thing is known as “Noun”.

For example:

Man, girl, boy, Asif, etc.
Lahore, Islamabad, Village, Town, etc
Mobile, Tree, Quraan, Tree, Bike, Car, Bus, etc.

He is a good boy.
He is riding a bike.
His name is Moosa.
They live in a village.
We are going to Lahore.
The Quraan is a holly book.

Exercise in Paragraph.

Underlined Noun Examples (Noun and Its Types)

I get up early in the morning. I go for a walk and walk for almost five kilometers. After coming back home, take morning food. We should have breakfast with yogurt. It is a perfect routine and diet to take it without sugar. Some people called it dangerous to health. My father also advises me to eat yogurt without sugar. He also told me that many of my friends take tea without sugar to prevent many health issues. Moreover, take less quantity of noon food than breakfast and be healthy. Don’t forget to have dinner less than lunch and breakfast. These are some health tricks.

The above-mentioned nouns consist of many types but overall noun examples can be exercised.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) on the topic “Noun”.

Q1. Which of the following is a Noun?

  1. a) a) Beautiful
  2. b)   b) He
  3. c)c) Wood 
  4. d)  d) Fortunately

Q2. Which of the following is not a Noun?

  1. a)   a) Water
  2. b)   b) Was
  3. c)    c) Cup   
  4. d)   d) Mobile

Q3. He opened a new box.

      The underlined word is:

  1. a)    a) Pronoun
  2. b)    b) Noun
  3. c)    c) Adjective   
  4. d)    d) Helping Verb

Q4. They are traveling to Lahore.

      The underlined word is:

  1. a)    a) Article
  2. b)    b) Verb
  3. c)    c) Adverb   
  4. d)    d) None of these

Q5. Which sentence has a noun in it?

  1. a)    a) They are playing.
  2. b)    b) I did not do that.
  3. c)    c) The eagle was very fast in flaying.   
  4. d)    d) Come here and sit there.

Q6. Which sentence has not a noun in it?

  1. a)    a) I was going to my village.
  2. b)    b) They were drinking tea.
  3. c)    c) Please Sir! Forgive him.   
  4. d)    d) He just reached his house.

Q7. Find the pair of Nouns.

  1. a)    a) Himself, Apple
  2. b)    b) Book, Going
  3. c)    c) Cement, Bricks   
  4. d)    d) Black, Gold

Q8. Which pair is not Nouns?

  1. a)    a) Table, Silver
  2. b)    b) Box, Goat
  3. c)    c) Cow, Laptop   
  4. d)    d) None of these

Q9.The following underlined word Air Conditioner is:

  1. a)    a) Noun
  2. b)   b) V  (Helping Verb)
  3. c)    c) Pronoun   
  4. d)    d) Preposition

Q10.The following underlined word light is:

  1. a)   a) None of these
  2. b)   b)  Helping Verb
  3. c)    c) Noun   
  4. d)    d) Participle

 Answers of MCQs

Q.1CWoodQ.6CPlease Sir! Forgive him.  
Q.2BWasQ.7CCement, Bricks   
Q.3BNounQ.8DNone of These
Q.4DNone of TheseQ.9ANoun
Q.5CThe eagle was very fast in flaying.Q.10CNoun

Common Noun:

The name of a common person, a common thing, or a commonplace is known as “Common Noun”.

Common Persons:
Boy, Girl, Male, Female, children, Baby, etc.
Common Things:
Mobile, Watch, Tree, Ball, Bat, Shoes, Fruits, etc.

Common Places:
City, Town, Village, Province, District,

Country, Home, Street, Ground, Stadium, Markete, etc.

Exercise in Paragraph 

Underlined Common Noun Examples (Noun and Its Types)

Once there was a poor man. He lives hands to mouth. He has six sons and was worried to earn for them. Once, he went to the jungle to collect the woods so that he may sell them to earn some money. The poor man entered the jungle and started to collect the woods. Suddenly, he saw some bushes were moving. He reached there and saw a bird was trapped into the very hard bunches of trees laid down. The poor man was shocked to see that it was an eagle and released it from the trap and sold it to a hunter at the worth of millions of rupees.

Luck is a great surprise.

Proper Noun:

The name of a particular/specific person, a particular/specific thing or a particular/specific place is known as “Proper Noun”.

(Specific Persons)
Muhammad, Ali, Moosa, Rafique, Hurain, Fatima, Ayesha (any name).

(Specific Things)
Quraan, Bible, Moon, Sun, Pepsi, Samsung, Gouri Missile, F17 Thunder, Al Khalid Tank, Minar -e- Pakistan, Khana Kaba, Roza -e-Rasool etc.

(Specific Places)

Lahore, Pakistan, Shalamar Garden, London, New York, Kashmir, Usman Town, Model Town, Bahria Town, Iqbal Park,  Rajistan Sector, Street No.6, Railway Station Lahore, Chhanga Manga Forest etc.

Exercise in Paragraph 

Underlined Proper Noun Examples

Irfan is a good cricketer. He is an opening batsman. His favorite cricketer is Imran Nazir. He likes to play the cover drive. His favorite bowler is Shoaib Akhter. He likes to play with Kookaburra ball. SS Sports is his best sports brand as he plays with SS bat and wears Dunlop gripper shoes. He also wears an Addidas tracksuit and Puma wristband. He uses a Lenovo laptop and Dell headphones.

Abstract Noun:

It is a noun that does not have a physical shape, cannot be touched and we cannot see it rather it is a state or feelings.


Honesty, Thirst, Humour, Hunger, Love, Happiness, Hate, Thoughts, Feelings, Emotions, Thoughts, Intentions, Interactions,  Idea, Truth, Lie, Sadness, Justice, Bravery, Fear, Calm, Belief, Failure, Talent, Thrill, Success, Luck  Fate, Confidence, Confusion, Tension, Horror, Fact, Competency, Creativity, Clarity, Cleverness, etc.

Exercise in Paragraph 

Underlined Abstract Noun Examples

Ligh behavior is the best tool to win other’s hearts. Good behavior and attitude cleanse a man’s personality. Some of the wises say that good behavior is better than a beautiful face. Being human, use your soft tongue to strengthen your comments. Speake loudly and without break is the mark of lier. Great behavior freezes the sight on the same. Good behavior and attitude also strengthen relationships in societies. The behavior is directly proportional to the thoughts a man thinks. It is guaranteed that society regarded man’s personality is more adhesive because of his morality. Moral values are key to your behavior

Collective Noun:

It refers to a noun consists of a group of people or other nouns. We say it noun when a number of people/other nouns get together to make a group, called collective noun.


Class, Army, Police, Crowd, Team, Nursery, Set, Audience, Bundle, Pair, Cluster, Album, Crew, Staff, Troop, Company, Gang, Hive, Fore, etc.

Class of students
Army of Soldiers
Police of women
Crowd of customers
Team of cricket
Nursery of flowers
Set of numbers
Audience of event
Bundle of books
Pair of shoes
A cluster of schools/Cluster of Soldiers
Album of National songs
Crew of Soldiers
Staff of teachers
Troop of commandos
Company of friends
Gang of prisoners
Hive of bees
Fore of Navy

Exercise in Paragraph 

Underlined Collective Noun Examples

It was a beautiful and fresh morning. I was sitting under a mango tree. The bunch of mangoes was hanging. The birds were chirping in a flock in the trees. A shepherd was passing by near me with his herd. The bouquet of flowers was spreading an amazing fragrance. There is also a beautiful flower nursery in my garden which makes the surroundings fragrant. Moreover, many of the trees in my garden have a hive of bees. In the meanwhile, a cluster of herons flew over me creating a great scene. At the time, I saw the great nature of Allah which made me happy and I said bundle of thanks to Allah.

Concrete Noun:

A  noun that can be identified through one of the five senses i,e taste, touch, sight, hearing, or smell.


Sugar ➡️ can be tasted

Flower etc ➡️ can be smelled

Animals / Birds/ Human voices ➡️ can be heard

Brick, Wood, Mobile, Iron, Plastic, etc ➡️ can be touched

Tree, Wall, House, Road, etc ➡️ can be seen physically.

Material Noun:

The material noun is a material, substance, or ingredient that is used to make a thing, called “Material Noun”.


Gold, Silver, Gypsum, Wheat, Brick, Cement, Milk, Coal, Copper, Iron, Cotton, Wood, Wool, Glass, etc.

Regular Noun:

It is a plural noun and when we convert it to plural form by adding “s” or “es” at the end of that noun.

Chair ➡️ Chairs

Table ➡️Tables

Shop  ➡️ Shops

Bush ➡️ Bushes

Bench ➡️ Benches

Mango ➡️ Mangoes

Bus ➡️ Buses

Sparrow ➡️ Sparrows

Boy ➡️ Boys

Book ➡️ Books

Irregular Noun (Noun and Its Types):

It is a plural noun when we make it plural we do not add “s” or “es” at the end of that noun but change the shape of spellings or two r more spellings get changed to different spellings.


Foot ➡️ Feet

Tooth ➡️ Teeth

Goose ➡️ Geese

Mouse ➡️ Mice

Child ➡️ Children

Louse ➡️ Lice

Ox ➡️ Oxen

Shelf ➡️ Shelves

Knife ➡️ Knives

Loaf ➡️ Loaves

Foot, Tooth, Goose, Mouse, Child, Louse, Child, Ox, Shelf, Knife, Loaf.

Countable Noun (Noun and Its Types):

The noun can be counted in numbers like 10 apples, 100 rupees, 50 students, etc.Ten ➡️ Apples

Twelve ➡️ Chairs

Fifteen ➡️ Tables

Thirty-three hundred ➡️ Bricks

Five ➡️ Children

Fifty ➡️ Goats

Ten ➡️ Teachers

Eight ➡️ Aeroplanes

Eleven ➡️ Bat

Twelve ➡️ Balls

Uncountable Noun:

It is a noun that cannot be counted in numbers, unlike countable nouns.

Hair, flour, Wheat, Soil, Sand, Oil, Grass, Water, All liquids, Milk, Air, Salt, Sugar, Butter, Meat, etc 

Possessive Noun (Noun and Its Types):

Possessive Nou is a noun that shows ownership or possession. In this regard, we use an apostrophe to show ownership.

Apostrophe ➡️ ‘s

Ali’s book.
Moosa’s car.
Irfan’s bat.
Hurain’s doll.
Imran’s bike.

Plural Noun (Noun and Its Types):

It is a noun that is in the plural form whether it is a regular noun or an irregular noun.

Book ➡️ Books

Foot ➡️ Feet

Page ➡️ Pages

Mouse ➡️ Mice

Knife ➡️ Knives

Kite ➡️ Kites

Tooth ➡️ Teeth etc.

You may also learn:

Idioms and Phrases with Meanings and Examples

Article and Its Kinds

Pronouns and Its Kinds

Direct and Indirect Speech

Active and Passive Voice

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