Friday, May 6, 2011

2nd lesson: Nouns

First of all, I would like to recall what are nouns. Nouns according to Longman English Dictionary Online are a word or group of words that represent a person (such as 'Michael', 'teacher' or 'police officer'), a place (such as 'France' or 'school'), a thing or activity (such as 'coffee' or 'football'), or a quality or idea (such as 'danger' or 'happiness'). In simpler words, it is a name given to person, place, thing, activity, or situation.

However, there are a few types of nouns. They are:
  • Common nouns
  • Proper nouns
  • Abstract nouns
  • Concrete nouns
  • Collective nouns
  • Countable/non-countable nouns

Common Nouns are general name given to people (ie: man), things (ie: shoes) and places (ie: shopping mall).
Proper Nouns are specific names given to people (ie: Mark), things
(ie: Platform Shoes), and places (ie: Pavillion).
Abstract Nouns are name given to things that we can not see but we can think of it
(ie: God, friendship)
Concrete Nouns are nouns that we can touch, see, hear, taste and feel (ie: brick, table)
Collective Nouns are name given to group of things
(ie: flock of birds)
Countable and non-Countable Nouns are nouns that we can count
(ie: boxes, bottles) and nouns that we can not count (ie: sand, smoke)

Now, try these exercises:
Common nouns

Here is a video for you guys for a recap. :)


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