Published at Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 06:58:55 AM. English Worksheets. By Genivee Francois.
Here is a handy one page guide to types of nouns. It is designed to be utilized in a primary/elementary classroom. It is written in a easy language so that students could use it. Print out a copy for yourself, or one for all student or a bigger A3 version for a group activity.
Types of Nouns
A noun is the name we give to a person, place, thing, event, substance, quality, or idea. Nouns could be sorted into a number of sub-categories.
The name of a thing. It resembles one of a type of thing or all of the group. When utilized in a sentence it will have "the", "a" or "an" in front of it.(a cat, an elephant, a book, a library)
Things that have a clear individual identity: they are one of a kind.(Melissa, London, Cinderella, King Kong, Disney Land)
Things that could become plural.(snakes, toads, chairs, tables, doors, handles)
Things that can not become plural.(laughter, cutlery, people, furniture, anger)
Things that could be observed by at least one of the senses.(grape, perfume, music, sand)
Things that can not be observed by the senses.(hatred, love, jealousy, hope)
Students could utilize this guide to categorize a list of nouns. Write 20 or more nouns on the board and request students to determine which group they belong to. Surely, some nouns could belong to more than one group. Anger is a common noun & an abstract noun: laughter is a common noun . an uncountable noun.