Nouns and the different types list with examples and explanations

How to use the list on nouns

Us the list as a reference guide for when ever you are unsure about a noun. Each noun listed shows a brief description and examples of each.

 Noun list

Noun Type


Examples                            


Common Nouns name people, places or things that are not specific.


  woman, mountain, city, ocean, country, building, dog, airline


Proper Nouns name specific people, places, or things.  


  Walt Disney, Mount Everest, Minnesota, North Sea, England, London Tower Bridge, Fluffy, Sun Country


Abstract Nouns name nouns that you can't perceive with your five senses.


  love, wealth, happiness, pride, fear, religion, belief, history, communication


Concrete Nouns name nouns that you can perceive with your five senses.


  house, ocean, Uncle Mike, bird, photograph, banana, eyes, light,   sun, dog, suitcase, flowers


Countable Nouns name nouns that you can count.                                         


  bed, cat, movie, train, country, book, phone, match, speaker, clock,   pen, David, violin


Uncountable Nouns name nouns that you can't count.


  milk, rice, snow, rain, water, food, music


Compound Nouns are made up of two or more words.


  tablecloth, eyeglasses, New York, photograph, daughter-in-law, pigtails, sunlight, snowflake


Collective Nouns refer to things or people as a unit.


  bunch, audience, flock, team, group, family, band, village


Singular Nouns name one person, place, thing, or idea.


  cat, sock, ship, hero, monkey, baby, match


Plural Nouns name more than one person, place, thing, or idea.


  cats, socks, ships, heroes, monkeys, babies, matches



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