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English: Types of Nouns – C.B.C vs 8.4.4 Learning grade 5

What is a Noun?

A noun is a Naming word.

List of different types of Nouns


Abstract Nouns have no physical form. They cannot be seen or touched but mostly include ideas or feelings.

Examples of Abstract Nouns are-

  • Love
  • Honesty
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Faithfulness
  • Jealousy

2. Common Nouns

Common Nouns refers to Objects, people or things whose specific names are not mentioned.

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Examples of Common Names:

  1. Girl
  2. School
  3. River
  4. Book

3. Collective Nouns

collective Nouns are names that show a group of people, animals or things.

Examples of Collective Nouns include:

  1. A swam of bees.
  2. A staff of teachers.
  3. A library of books.
  4. A choir of singers.
  5. A gang’ of thieves.
  6. A bunch of keys.

4. Proper Nouns

proper Nouns show specific name of a person, place or thing.

Examples of proper nouns:

  1. Nairobi
  2. Kelly
  3. Jibril
  4. Lake Nakuru
  5. Mt. Kenya
  6. Mt. Kilimanjaro
  7. River Yala


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