What is noun?

English, Grammar, Noun, Verb, Artificial Intelligence, Part of speech, POS Tags, noun shoun

Naming words are everywhere to be seen. In English grammar We term them as a "noun". A Noun is the name of a person, place, thing or animal. If you look around where you are sitting, you will find nouns everywhere. When a child starts speaking, it is generally “the noun” which they utter first. Nouns being the first formal grammar introduction to the children, end up being the easiest to identify.

My daughter is in 1st standard and Nouns are introduced to her for the first time this year. Hopefully, I will get an opportunity to brush up my grammar also.

Ok so let’s have some examples of nouns :-

Person Place Thing Animal
Doctor Temple Book Lion
Teacher school doll Tiger
Dad Hospital Table Horse
Mom Room Fan Sheep
you Den Phone Duck
we Park Pencil Rabbit
you Den Phone Rabbit
He sea Television Elephant
Prime Minister Tajmahal Apple Cow
Amitabh Bachchan India Car Calf
She Walmart Baloon Dog

Let’s have some fun with noun! Find the words which could be classified as Nouns:

  • Sad
  • Dog
  • Leaf
  • Flag
  • Swim
  • Walk
  • Ship
  • Book
  • jump
  • Fan

Let’s Extract the nouns from the following English sentences:-

  • Meera is playing with a doll.
  • Dog is my favourite pet.
  • Maria goes to church every Sunday.
  • Let’s see a doctor.
  • Usha mam is my favourite teacher.
  • Mr. Modi is the Prime Minister of India.

To know the answer of above questions you can download the nounshoun-the Grammar App. This is a very useful app for parents, teachers and students who intend to teach or learn English grammar.
I will discuss Types of noun in my next article.


About the author - Sweta Anand

Co-founder at nounshoun and Managing Director at Constellation Software and Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Entrepreneur and mother of two kids, she loves writing, shopping and socializing.