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A noun is a word that names a: person place thing idea. There are different kinds of noun: Proper noun Common noun Abstract noun Concrete noun Count noun Mass noun Collective noun Compound noun Possessive noun Special noun. Proper noun:

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  • A noun is a word

  • that names a:

  • person

  • place

  • thing

  • idea



  • Proper noun:

  • These nouns refers to specific or particular persons, places, or things. They begin with capital letter.

Examples: Pope John Paul II, Maria, The Predator(movie), Master showman ( T.V. program)

  • Pope John Paul II is the very popular pope this year.

  • Maria is my best friend.

  • We watched The Predator last week in cinema.

  • Master Showman is a very entertaining show in GMA


  • Common noun

  • These are the names of persons, things, and places in general.

Examples: book, friend, actress, bag

  • The book is under the table.

  • My friend is in our house today.

  • My favorite actress is Beyonce.

  • I like your bag.


Activity:

Determine whether each noun is a common noun or a proper noun.

● If the noun is common, write “common noun” on the line.

● If the noun is proper, re-write the noun on the line using correct

capitalization.


  • example:

  • waterfallcommon noun

  • malaysiaMalaysia


  • march _________________

  • month _________________

  • day _________________

  • tuesday ________________

  • holiday ________________

  • christmas ______________

  • cereal ________________

  • coffee ________________

  • dr. cube ________________

  • doctor ________________


11. city _________________

12. boston __________________

13. street __________________

14. main street ______________

15. burger king ______________

16. restaurant ______________

17. jollibee ______________

18. cornedbeef _____________

19. dog ___________________

20. snoopy ________________


  • Answer key:

  • marchMarch

  • monthcommon noun

  • daycommon noun

  • tuesdayTuesday

  • holidaycommon noun

  • christmasChristmas

  • cerealcommon noun

  • coffee common noun

  • dr. cubeDr. Cube

  • Doctorcommon noun


11. citycommon noun

12. boston Boston

13. streetcommon noun 14. main streetMain Street

15. burger kingBurger King 16. restaurant common noun

17. jollibee Jollibee 18. creek common noun

19. dog common noun 20. snoopy Snoopy


  • Abstract noun

  • Names of ideas, feelings, qualities and emotions. They refer to matters that don’t exist in the physical world, but known through the effects they create.

Examples: love, intelligence, patience

  • Love is everyone’s need.

  • Intelligence is one of our criteria in judging the competition.

  • Patience is a virtue.


  • Concrete noun

  • These are nouns that appeal to one’s sense; they refer to object that exist in the physical world.

Example: building, dogs, chairs

  • This building is huge.

  • The dogs are barking.

  • I love this chairs very much.


  • Count noun

  • Words that refers to things that can be counted; they can be made in plural by adding “s” to their end parts.

Examples:

1.boy – boys

2.dog – dogs

3.table – tables


  • Mass noun

  • These refer to things that cannot be counted. Those nouns do not have plural equivalents. They can be quantified, nevertheless, by the use of counters or unit of measure which can be pluralized.

Examples:

A piece of paper pieces of paper

A strand of hair strands of hair

A bowl of soup bowls of soup

A cup of tea cups of tea

A pack of soup packs of cigarette


Count and Mass Nouns

Write 1 if it is count noun and 2 if it is mass noun


  • 1.)electricity

  • 1.count

  •    2.non-count

  • 2.)hydrogen

  •    1.count

  •    2.non-count

  • 3.)information

    •    1.count

    •    2.non-count

  • 4.)forest

    •    1.count

    •    2.non-count

  • 5.)baggage

    •    1.count

    •    2.non-count


    • 6.)vocabulary

      • count

      • non-count

    • 7.)toothbrush

      •  count

      • non-count

    • 8).ice

      • count

      •  non-count

    • 9.)dictionary

      •  count

      • non-count

    • 10).letter

      •  count

      • non-count


    • Collective Nouns

    • These are the words that name a group or a collection of persons, places and things.

    Examples:

    A group of stars- constellation

    A group of laborers- union

    A group of fish- school of fish


    • Compound Nouns

    • If the nouns are made up of 2 or more words, they are called COMPOUND NOUNS.

    Examples:

    Executive Manager

    Chief-of-Police

    Branch Manager


    Activity:

    • Underline the correct Collective and Compound Nouns.


    • The choir sung the Philippine National Anthem.

    • Lieutenant General Ramos was the guest speaker in our camp.

    • Mr. Bell gave bouquet to Ms. Cher.

    • Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world.

    • The English class is having their field trip.


    • Possessive Nouns

    • these are the nouns that use an apostrophe to show that a thing belongs to somebody or something.

    Example:

    girl’s wallet girls’ wallet

    woman’s ideas women’s ideas

    boy’s bag boys’ bag


    • Special Nouns

    • these are nouns that follow a unique way of pluralization.

    Examples:

    measles

    Physics

    shorts

    sheep


    Activity:

    • Change the following statement to show possession

    • Write it on a one half sheet of paper.

    • Answer only.


    • The hat of the boy.

    • The frame of the picture.

    • The glass of the candle.

    • The ring belonging to Charlie.

    • The ball of Mikee.


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