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Kinds of Nouns - 5th Grade Grammar


Kinds of Nouns - 5th Grade Grammar

Kinds of Nouns - 5th Grade Grammar


A noun names a person, place, thing, event, or idea. 

Common and Proper Nouns

A common noun names any person, place, thing, or event. 
        The teacher opened the atlas. (common)

A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing and begins with a capital letter. Some proper nouns may contain more than one word. Days of the week, months of the year, and holidays are proper nouns. 
        George Washington
        The Library of Congress
        Fourth of July
        Mrs. Hunter showed us Australia. (proper)

Concrete and Abstract Nouns

A concrete noun names a person, place, or thing. It is something you can see, hear, smell, taste, or feel. 
        Ben set the painting on the easel.

An abstract noun is an idea or concept. You cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or feel it. 
        Art adds beauty to the soul.

Capitalizing Proper Nouns

A proper noun always begins with a capital letter. When proper nouns contain more than one word, capitalize each important word. 

Capitalize the names of days, months, holidays, historical events, geographical names, nationalities, and organizations. 
        Presidents’ Day
        Shays’s Rebellion
        American Heart Association 

Some proper nouns are abbreviated or shortened. An initial is the first letter of a name. Initials and titles are capitalized and end with a period. Abbreviations of days and months are also capitalized. 
        E.B. White
        Mrs. Jackson

Kinds of Nouns Activity

Select the kind of the underlined noun.


Q1: What are common nouns?
A1: Common nouns represent general people, places, or things. Example: "book," "city."

Q2: What are proper nouns?
A2: Proper nouns specify particular names. Example: "Harry Potter," "New York City."

Q3: What are abstract nouns?
A3: Abstract nouns represent ideas, emotions, or qualities. Example: "love," "freedom."

Q4: What are concrete nouns?
A4: Concrete nouns represent physical things. Example: "tree," "dog."

Q5: What are collective nouns?
A5: Collective nouns name groups of people or things. Example: "team," "family."

Q6: What are compound nouns?
A6: Compound nouns combine two or more words. Example: "toothpaste," "classroom."

Q7: How to identify countable and uncountable nouns?
A7: Countable nouns can be counted individually. Uncountable nouns represent mass or abstract concepts.

Q8: Why are kinds of nouns important in grammar?
A8: Understanding noun types enhances communication and writing precision.

Q9: Where can I learn more about different kinds of nouns?
A9: Explore [] for comprehensive lessons and examples!


  1. "Understanding and Using English Grammar" by Betty Schrampfer Azar
  2. "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
  3. "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" by Jane Straus
  4. "English Grammar Workbook For Dummies" by Geraldine Woods
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