Nouns are one of the most basic English Grammar topics. If you want to introduce your child to grammar, the first topic that you should start with is nouns. Understanding nouns helps the children to identify and use them appropriately when forming sentences.
Noun Exercises with Answers
Go through the following exercises to comprehend and practise the usage of nouns and also check your understanding of the same.
Exercise 1 – Identify the Type of Noun
Read the following sentences and identify the type of noun used.
- Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal.
- The Royal Bengal Tiger is found in the Sunderbans.
- The jury gave a unanimous verdict.
- Laughter is good for health.
- The crowd is very big.
- The elephant is an intelligent animal.
- The Ganges is a sacred river.
- The bravery of the soldier saved the day.
- I bought furniture for my new house.
- King Solomon was very wise.
- The man was riding a white horse.
- The shepherd took the flock of sheep to the field.
- That table is newly polished.
- I believed her innocence.
- I need your honest opinion.
- The police caught the thief.
- I brought zucchini from the market.
- Shakespeare was a famous English playwright.
- Percy B Shelley was a poet.
- This dress is made of silk.
- Kolkata, West Bengal – Proper Noun
- Royal Bengal Tiger, Sunderbans – Proper Noun
- Jury – Collective Noun, Verdict – Abstract Noun.
- Laughter, health – Abstract Noun
- Crowd – Collective Noun
- Elephant, Animal – Common noun
- Ganges – Proper Noun, river – Common Noun
- Bravery – Abstract Noun, Soldier, Day – Common Noun
- Furniture, house – Common Noun
- King Solomon – Proper Noun
- Man, Horse – Common Noun
- Shepherd, field – Common Noun; Flock – Collective Noun
- Table – Common Noun
- Innocence – Abstract Noun
- Opinion – Common Noun
- Police, Thief – Common Noun
- Zucchini, Market – Common Noun
- Shakespeare – Proper Noun, Playwright – Common Noun
- Percy B Shelley – Proper Noun, Poet – Common Noun
- Dress – Common Noun, Silk – Material Noun
Exercise 2 – Change the Gender
- The lioness was ready to pounce.
- The actor acted quite well in the movie.
- My uncle lives in New York.
- My father works in a government office.
- The gentleman gave me this chocolate.
- The king ruled with sincerity.
- She was the duchess of Stanford.
- The waiter brought us our food.
- The prince succeeded his father.
- The cock started calling at the break of dawn.
- The lion was ready to pounce.
- The actress acted quite well in the movie.
- My aunt lives in New York.
- My mother works in a government office.
- The lady gave me this chocolate.
- The queen ruled with sincerity.
- He was the duke of Stanford.
- The waitress brought us our food.
- The princess succeeded her mother.
- The hen started calling at the break of dawn.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a noun?
The noun is the name of a person, thing, animal or place.
What are the five types of nouns?
The five types of nouns are common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, collective nouns and concrete nouns.