Proper / Common Nouns
Nouns that name a particular item in a group are called proper nouns
. The first letter is capitalized.
Michael Jordan (person, athlete...)
Pepsi Cola (drinks, soda),
New York (city)
Nouns that refer to a general class of person, place, entity are common nouns
and they are not capitalized.
basketball player, soda, city
See more on common and proper nouns
Count / Non-Count (Mass) Nouns
This is the classification according to whether a noun can be counted or not. Count nouns
name undifferentiated mass, things that are not usually considered countable..
Non-count nouns are usually singular and quantified by quantifiers such as much, more, less, some...
See more on count / mass nouns
name ideas, thoughts, emotions.
love, peace, honor
name physical objects that have a mass.
ball, tree, glass
refer to a group of people or entities.
herd, bunch, army, family, tribe
See more on abstract nouns
/ concrete nouns
|GrammarBank Video Exercises (New!)|