Class 4 English Grammar Chapter 5 The Noun and its Kinds

NCERT Solutions for Class 4 English Grammar Chapter 5 the Noun and its Kinds prepared for CBSE academic session 2021-2022 and updated for state board also. We already know that noun is the name of a person, an animal, a place, a thing or a feeling.

Here we will learn about its five kinds, and their examples.




Class 4 English Grammar Chapter 5 the Noun and its Kinds

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Kinds of Noun

Let us read various kinds of noun. These are of the following kinds:

    • 1. Proper Noun
    • 2. Common Noun
    • 3. Collective Noun
    • 4. Abstract Noun
    • 5. Material Noun

Proper Noun

A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing.
For example: Harry, Jaipur, Yamuna, Qutub Minar.
In the above examples ‘Harry’ is the name of a boy, ‘Jaipur’ is the name of a city, ‘Yamuna’ is the name of a river and ‘Qutub Minar’ is the name of a monument. Hence, they are proper nouns.

Common Noun

A common noun is a name given in common to persons, places or things.
Examples: book, house, pen, boy, city. The above words refer to all books, houses, pens, boys or cities; but they do not mention any particular book, house, pen, boy or city. Hence, they are common nouns.




Check Yourself-1

Read the following passage carefully:
I live in a place called Rohini, Sector 3. My name is Aanvi. Princy is my friend. My school’s name is Sanfort Public School. Mrs. Kanika Arora is my class teacher. She teaches us all subjects of which English is my favourite. I go to school every day except Sunday. In the months of May and June we have our summer vacations. I read books like Panchatantra, Hitopadesh in my vacations. I also listen to stories of great men like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Ravindra Nath Tagore in my vacations. My favourite game is cricket. MS Dhoni is my favourite sports star. I also love to visit my grandparent’s house in our car which is a Beleno.

In each of the sentences in the above passage there are one or more common nouns and proper nouns. Find out the proper nouns against the given common noun. One has been done for you.

Common NounProper Noun
NameRohini
PlaceAanvi
FriendPrincy
SchoolSanfort Public school
TeacherKanika Arora
Common NounProper Noun
SubjectEnglish
BooksPanchatantra, Hitopadesh
Great menNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi
Gamecricket
Sports starM S Dhoni

Collective Noun

A collective noun is the name given to a collection of persons, animals, things taken together as one.
Examples:
A herd of deer, a pride of lions, a flock of sheeps, a gang of robbers. In the above examples, ‘herd’ is the group of deer, ‘pride’ is the group of lions, ‘flock’ is the group of sheeps, ‘gang’ is the group of robbers. Hence, they are collective nouns.

Abstract Noun

Abstract Nouns are the names of something which we can neither see nor touch, but can think of them. They are the names given to some quality, feeling, state or action.
Examples: beauty, courage, kindness, strength. etc.

Here are some more examples of abstract nouns.
Quality: honesty, bravery, goodness, greatness, wisdom, intelligence.
States: childhood, youth, manhood, death, truth, victory, poverty.
Feelings: love, hatred, pain, happiness, sadness.
Action: sleep, theft, smile, movement.




Revision of Noun and its Kinds

Pick out the abstract nouns from the following sentences.

    1. Always speak the truth.
    2. Never tell a lie.
    3. Health is wealth.
    4. Honesty is the best policy.
    5. Plants show no movements.
    • 6. The princess was known for her beauty.
    • 7. A stitch in time saves nine.
    • 8. Krishna and Sudama were known for their friendship.
    • 9. The patient was in great pain.
    • 10. Owl can see in darkness.

Material Noun

A material noun denotes a substance of which things are made.
Examples: steel, iron, copper.

Revision of Kinds of Noun
A. Pick up the nouns from the given box and fill in the blanks:

Days, beauty, progress, camel, farmers, mob, bouquet, stars, computer, knowledge
1. Take one flower from a …….. of flowers.
2. The …………….. has a very good memory.
3. The ………… plough the field.
4. The ………….. has a hump on its back.
5. A week has seven ………… .
6. At night the ……………… twinkle in the sky.
7. A thing of ……………. is joy for ever.

B. Underline the nouns and write out their types:

1. John is my brother.
2. Rome was not built in a day.
3. Taj Mahal is famous for its beauty.
4. The crowd was very noisy.
5. He is known for his generosity.

6. Iron is most useful metal.
7. Mohan is an intelligent boy.
8. My family moved to Bhopal.
9. The thief took away everything.
10. Sheep gives us wool.

C. Tick ( right ) the correct answer:

1. How many kinds of nouns are there:
(a) Two
(b) three
(c) four
(d) five

2. What is common noun?
(a) Name of a particular person, place or thing.
(b) Name of persons, places or things.
(c) Collection of persons, animals, things taken together as one.
(d) question mark.

How many kind of nouns are?

There are five kinds of noun:
1. Proper Noun
2. Common Noun
3. Collective Noun
4. Abstract Noun
5. Material Noun

What do you mean by common Noun?

A common noun is a name given in common to persons, places or things.
Examples: book, house, pen, boy, city. The above words refer to all books, houses

Define Abstract nouns?

Abstract Nouns are the names of something which we can neither see nor touch, but can think of them. They are the names given to some quality, feeling, state or action.
Examples: beauty, courage, kindness, strength. etc.

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