English Basics

What is a Noun?

What is a Noun?

Noun is an important part of speech which is used a lot in written as well as spoken English.

A noun is a word that names a place, a person, a thing, an animal or an idea.

Examples: “table, chair, New York, Lahore, book, cup, boy, computer, Newton, hospital, garden, room, man, doctor, engineer, glass, dog, cat, rabbit, hen, Saleem” are all nouns because each of them is a name of a person, a place, a thing or an animal.

A noun can also be a name of an abstract feeling or an idea such as ‘love, anger, happiness etc’.


Names of things: Book, table, chair, camera, cup, picture, bottle, computer  
Names of places: London, Paris, New York, Toronto, college, cinema, hospital, garden, 
Names of persons: David, Newton, Stephen, Einstein, girl, boy, man engineer, teacher, doctor
Names of animals: Cat, dog, hen, rabbit, penguin, bird, horse, peacock, nightingale

Nouns in Sentences

Names of things:

  • I bought a book.
  • He repaired his camera.
  • I have two computers.
  • She opened a bottle.
  • He made a chair.

Names of places:

  • He lives in London.
  • They were playing in a garden.
  • She works in a hospital.
  • The shop opens at 10 A.M.
  • They are sitting in a room.
  • We will go to a zoo.

Names of persons:

  • Ali will come today.
  • He is laughing.
  • This woman has three sons.
  • My brother never tells a lie.
  • My father is a decent man.
  • The dog is barking at a stranger.

Names of animals:

  • He is riding a horse.
  • She has two cats.
  • The dog is barking at a stranger.
  • parrot is flying in the air.
  • I saw an elephant in the zoo.

Names of idea:

  • Sincerity in friendship leads to happiness.
  • Never go against the law.
  • Frustration is usually the cause of anger.
  • His love for his country was remarkable.

Nouns can be divided into following types: Click to read.
 Common and Proper Nouns
 Countable and Uncountable Nouns 

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