Sunday , 21 January 2018

Parts of Speech (Noun, Types of Noun, Pronoun)

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Parts of Speech (Noun, Types of Noun, Pronoun)

The parts of speech mean the sections or divisions of a speech. The parts of speech are in eight in total.

  1. Noun
  2. Pronoun
  3. Adjective
  4. Verb
  5. Adverb
  6. Preposition
  7. Conjunction
  8. Interjection


Noun is a naming word.

You can say noun includes all those that possess a name. That could be a person, place, thing or even an animal.

Naming words


                                                   (Person, Place or Thing)

Examples: Ali, banana, city, dog, book etc.

As discussed above that all what possess a name is considered as know, so it is obvious that if we have to categorize noun it would several different types and kinds. But here we are about to discuss few of the most important types of noun.

Types of noun

  1. Proper Noun
  2. Improper Noun
  3. Material Noun
  4. Collective Noun
  5. Abstract Noun
  6. Countable Noun
  7. Uncountable Noun
  8. Compound Noun

Proper Noun

Proper noun includes all the specific and unique nouns (person, place or thing)

Examples: Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, Holy Quran, Pakistan etc.

Improper noun

Improper noun includes all the ordinary and common nouns (person, place or thing)

Examples: Table, chair, boy, city etc.

Material noun

All the nouns that refer to a material or substance which can be used to make a thing are known as material noun.

Example: Silver, gold, iron, plastic etc.

Collective noun

 Collective noun includes the noun which is in gathered mode. These are words for single things but include more than one noun in it.

Examples: Crowd, team, bouquet, nation, UN etc.

Abstract Noun

 All the nouns that don’t possess a physical structure or we can say are not concrete are called abstract nouns. Abstract noun includes all the unseen and untouchable nouns. These nouns mostly include emotions, feelings, ideas or qualities.

Examples: Honest, happy, sorrow, beauty etc.

Countable Noun:

The noun that refers to a material or substance from which things are made is called countable noun.

 Examples: plastic, silver, iron, gold etc.

All the nouns that are countable are considered as countable nouns. If the noun is singular it would be known as a singular countable noun and if the noun is plural it would be known as plural countable noun.


A book                       (singular countable noun)

Books                         (Plural countable noun)

An egg                       (singular countable noun)

Eggs                           (plural countable nouns)

Uncountable Noun:

All the nouns that are uncountable are known as uncountable nouns. The uncountable nouns are singular yet they cannot be counted.

Examples: Water, cheese, information, technology etc.


The word that is used instead of noun is known as pronoun. The use of the sentence doesn’t change the sense or meaning of the sentence.

Pronouns are of three basic types.

  • 1st person pronouns
  • 2nd person pronouns
  • 3rd person pronouns

1st person pronoun

I, me, my, myself, mine, we, us, our etc.

2nd person pronoun

You, your, yourself etc

3rd person pronoun

He, she, it, they, them, themselves, him, his, her etc.