Noun : Types And Rules With Questions And Answers

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A noun is the name of a person, place, animal, thing, idea, etc . Know about nouns , its definition, questions and answers read the article here at Safalta.com

For the Verbal Ability component of numerous competitive tests, knowing the different types of nouns and their laws in English Grammar is crucial. Aspirants for various government exams like as SSC, RRB, Bank, LIC, and others should be familiar with English Grammar Noun Rules and Types because English is a separate element of the syllabus in all of these tests.

What is a Noun?

A noun is the name of a person, place, animal, thing, idea, etc. 
Examples of Nouns
  • Name of a Person – Zuker, Max, Xavier, Joseph, etc
  • Name of an Animal – Kangaroo, Dolphin, Jackal, etc.
  • Name of a Place –  Bostan, Australia, India, etc.
  • Name of a Thing – Table, Computer, Chair, etc.
  • Name of an Idea –  Happiness, Superstitions, Excitement, etc. 


What are the many kinds of nouns?

In English, nouns are divided into eight categories:
A common noun is a term given to every location, item, or person belonging to the same class or sort, such as a boy, a girl, a teacher, a doctor, a nation, and so on.
  • Proper Noun — a name given to a specific person or location, such as Rita, Ria, Russia, Rome, and so on.
  • A collective noun is a term for a collection of people, animals, or objects. Cattle, family, herd, team, and so forth.
  • Concrete Nouns — These are the names given to things that have a physical presence and that we can see, such as a table, a chair, or a cell phone.
  • Concrete nouns are the polar opposite of abstract nouns. These are the labels given to a concept, a set of circumstances, or a trait. Essentially, the term is used to describe something that cannot be seen but can be felt.
  • Material Nouns are the names given to substances, materials, and objects that are made up of an alloy. Silver, gold, metal, cotton, and other materials are examples.
  • Countable Nouns — such as one pen, two women, one chair, and so on. These nouns are accompanied by articles (a, an, the).
  • Uncountable Nouns – the nouns that cannot be counted. For example, water, soil, sugar, salt, etc. Abstract nouns and Proper Noun are always uncountable while Common and Concrete nouns can be both countable and well as uncountable nouns.
  • Nouns in English can further be classified on the basis of Number, Gender, Cases and Apposition. Read ahead to understand better –
Number Nouns
  • Singular Nouns – when one person or a thing is denoted then it is a Singular noun, such as pen, cow, boy, chairs, etc
  • Plural Nouns –  when a noun denotes more than one person or a thing it is a plural noun, for example – pens, cows, boys, chairs, etc.
Noun Genders
  • Masculine – nouns that refer to the male classification of a person, animal or thing example, man, lion, moon, etc
  • Feminine – nouns denoting a female class of a person, animal or thing like nature, tigress, woman, etc.
  • Neuter – nouns that denote a thing without life, either female or male, example, pen, room, book, etc.

Cases of Nouns 

The location of a noun in a sentence is determined by its case classification. In English, there are five cases for nouns.
 
When a noun expresses ownership or possession, such as That is my clothing, the possessive case is used. The possessive case is'my.'
When a noun is used to call something, it is in the vocative case (to get attention). Teachers, for example, are waiting for you in the staffroom, Ms Ria. (Ms Ria's case is vocative.)
Dative Case - A noun is in the Dative case when it is the indirect object of a verb, for example, Rohan gave me chocolates ('Me' is in the dative case).
 

Questions and Answers

Question 1
 
I shall not attend the meeting since I have many works to complete within allotted time

Option 1: completed within allotted time 
Option 2: since I have many works to 
Option 3: I shall not attend the meeting
Option 4: no error

Answer: 3: I shall not attend the meeting
Explanation: use work because works is uncountable noun and many is countable word
 
Question 2
People living in low-lying areas find it difficult to cope up with the floods.

Option 1: find it difficult
Option 2: to cope up with the floods 
Option 3: People living in low-lying areas 
Option 4: no error

Answer: 2: to cope up with the floods
Explanation: use cope with - manage
 
Question 3
All this financial institutions should be registered with Reserve Bank of India to make sure that they function properly.

Option 1: Reserve Bank of India to make sure
Option 2: that they function properly
Option 3: should be registered with
Option 4: All this financial institution

Answer: 4: All this financial institution
Explanation: Use institutions because they gives the sense of plural noun
 
Question 4

On my way to the railway station I met one of your friend named Neeraj.

Option 1: named Neeraj
Option 2: one of your friend
Option 3: On my way
Option 4: to the railway station I met

Answer:2: one of your friend
Explanation: use friends
 
Question 5

My son is reading Dinkar's and Nirala's poetries as a part of his syllabus

Option 1: My son is reading 
Option 2: poetries as a part
Option 3: Dinakar's and Nirala's 
Option 4: of his syllabus

Answer: 2: poetries as a part
Explanation: use poetry because it is uncountable noun
 
Question 6
The moral of the army was so high because the news coming from front were very encouraging.

Option 1: the news coming from 
Option 2: front were very encouraging 
Option 3: The moral of the army 
Option 4: was so high because

Answer: 2: front were very encouraging
Explanation: news = sing noun so used was in place of were
 
Question 7
We will find a lamp-post at the front side of the institute.

Option 1: institute
Option 2: side of the
Option 3: We will find a lamp-post 
Option 4: at the front

Answer: 2: side of the
Explanation: never use side with front and back
 
Question 8
Payal went to her friend's house and gave her two ten-rupees note.

Option 1: to her friend's house 
Option 2: Payal went
Option 3: and gave her two 
Option 4: ten-rupees note

Answer: 4: ten-rupees note
Explanation:
use two ten-rupee note because hyphenated noun never used in plural form
 
Question 9

I am going to buy a computer when the prices comes down.

Option 1: I am going to
Option 2: buy a computer
Option 3: when the prices comes down. Option 4: no error.

Answer: 3: when the prices comes down.
Explanation: Use prices comes will be changed to price comes.
 
Question 10
That house is built of stones.

Option 1: That house 
Option 2: is built of 
Option 3: stones. 
Option 4: no error.

Answer: 3: stones.
Explanation: Change stones into stone.
 
Question 11
All the furnitures have been sold for a song as we were in a hurry to leave the town.

Option 1: All the furnitures have been 
Option 2: sold for a song
Option 3 : as we were in a hurry to leave the town. 
Option 4: no error.

Answer: 1: All the furnitures have been
Explanation: Furniture is the correct answer.
 
Question 12
I think this is not your book .It is some body's else.

Option 1: I think this
Option 2: is not your book 
Option 3: It is some body's else. 
Option 4: no error.

Answer:3: It is some body's else.
Explanation: Somebody else's is correct.
 
Question 13
Towns aer towns were conquered by him but he found no peace.

Option 1: Towns aer towns were 
Option 2: conquered
Option 3: by him but he found no peace. 
Option 4: no error.

Answer: 1: Towns aer towns were
Explanation: Town aer town is the correct form.
 
Question 14
He told me that it was his friend's Sankar's house.

Option 1: He told me that
Option 2: it was his
Option 3: friend's Sankar's house.
 Option 4: no error.

Answer:3: friend's Sankar's house.
Explanation: Use friend Sankar's house.
 
Question 15
She wears spectacle and so she was unable to see the gansgter that attacked her last night.

Option 1: She wears spectacle
Option 2: and so she was unable to see the gansgter
Option 3: that attacked her last night.
Option 4: no error.

Answer: 1: She wears spectacle
Explanation: Spectacles always is used in plural noun.
 
Question 16
I read the letter and made him aware of its content.

Option 1: I read the letter 
Option 2: and made him aware 
Option 3: of its content. 
Option 4: no error.

Answer: 3: of its content.
Explanation:
Use contents in place of content . It menas that are contained in a piece of writing or speech.
 
Question 17
You are among those man who earned name and fame not by chance but by hard work.

Option 1: You are among those
Option 2: man who earned name and fame not by
Option 3: chance but by hard work.
Option 4: no error.

Answer: 2: man who earned name and fame not by
Explanation: Those takes plural noun (men) .
 
Question 18
Two summons have been issued by the court but he has not yet appeared before the court.

Option 1: Two summons have been issued by the court 
Option 2: but he has not
Option 3: yet appeared before the court.
Option 4: no error.

Answer:1: Two summons have been issued by the court
Explanation: Use sommones(plural noun ) in place of sommons.
 
Question 19
The police have received two important informations that can help them solve the triple murder case.

Option 1: The police have received
Option 2: two important informations
Option 3: that can help them solve the triple murder case. 
Option 4: no error.

Answer:
2: two important informations
Explanation: Information is uncountable noun.
 
Question 20
He was advised to take two spoonsful of medicine times a day.

Option 1: He was advised to take
 Option 2: two spoonsful
Option 3: of medicine times a day. 
Option 4: no error.

Answer:2: two spoonsful
Explanation: Spoonfuls is correct ,
 
 

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What are the 10 types of nouns?

  • Common Noun.
  • Proper Noun.
  • Abstract Noun.
  • Concrete Noun.
  • Countable Noun.
  • Uncountable Noun.
  • Compound Noun.
  • Collective Noun.

How do we classify nouns?

  1. Proper Nouns. Proper nouns are nouns that refer to specific entities. ... 
  2. Common Nouns. Common nouns refer to general, unspecific categories of entities. ... 
  3. Countable Nouns. ... 
  4. Collective Nouns. ... 
  5. Concrete Nouns. ... 
  6. Abstract Nouns.

How many parts are there in noun?

Common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, and concrete nouns are our go-to nouns but there are many types of nouns ready to get in the game. To learn the difference between all these nouns, use this guide to link to in-depth articles about each type of noun.

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