A noun (संज्ञा) is a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. In both Hindi and English, nouns are an essential part of the language and used in almost every sentence.
संज्ञा वह शब्द होता है जो किसी व्यक्ति, स्थान, वस्तु, या विचार को दर्शाता है।
1. Proper Noun (व्यक्ति वाचक संज्ञा): It refers to a specific person, place, or thing.
2. Common Noun (जाति वाचक संज्ञा): It refers to a general category or class of people, places, or things.
3. Collective Noun (समूह वाचक संज्ञा): It refers to a group or collection of people, animals, or things.
4. Material Noun (द्रव्य वाचक संज्ञा): It refers to a substance or material from which things are made.
5. Abstract Noun (भाव वाचक संज्ञा): It refers to an idea, quality, or state that cannot be seen or touched.
6. Countable Noun (गिनती योग्य संज्ञा): Countable nouns are those nouns that can be counted, and they have both singular and plural forms. In Hindi, these nouns are called "गिनती योग्य संज्ञा". They can be used with numbers, and they can also be used with words like 'some', 'many', 'few', 'several', etc.
7. Non-countable noun (अगणनीय संज्ञा) in Hindi refers to nouns that cannot be counted or quantified directly. They are usually used with indefinite quantities like 'some,' 'a lot,' or 'little' (कुछ, बहुत, थोड़ा).
Note: Non-countable nouns (अगणनीय संज्ञा) do not have a plural form and cannot be used with numbers directly. To quantify them, we need to use measurement units or other expressions like 'a glass of water' (एक गिलास पानी) or 'a piece of advice' (एक सलाह).
8. Concrete Noun: Concrete nouns are words that represent an object, person, place, or animal. These can be experienced through our five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell).
ठोस संज्ञा वे शब्द होते हैं जो किसी वस्तु, व्यक्ति, स्थान, या पशु को दर्शाते हैं। इन्हें हम अपनी पांचों इंद्रियों (दृष्टि, सुनाई, स्पर्श, स्वाद और गंध) के माध्यम से अनुभव कर सकते हैं।
By understanding and applying these rules related to nouns, you will be better prepared to identify and use nouns correctly in competitive exams.
1. Subject (कर्ता - kartā) - The noun that performs the action in a sentence.
2. Object (कर्म - karma) - The noun that receives the action in a sentence.
3. Indirect Object (करण - karaṇ) - The noun that indirectly receives the action in a sentence.
4. Possessive (संबंध - sambandh) - The noun that shows ownership or possession.
5. Appositive (समानाधिकरण - samānādhikaraṇ) - The noun that renames or explains another noun.
6. Complement (पूरक - pūrak) - The noun that completes the meaning of the subject or the object.
7. Direct Address (संबोधन - sambodhan) - The noun used to call or address someone directly.
Exercise 1: Identify the nouns in the following sentences and categorize them as proper or common nouns.
Sarah went to Paris for a vacation.
Sarah (proper noun), Paris (proper noun), vacation (common noun)
The dog chased the cat in the park.
dog (common noun), cat (common noun), park (common noun)
I bought a new book from the library.
book (common noun), library (common noun)
Tom and Jerry are my favorite cartoon characters.
Tom (proper noun), Jerry (proper noun), cartoon characters (common noun)
She works at Microsoft as a software engineer.
Microsoft (proper noun), software engineer (common noun)
Explanation: Proper nouns are unique and specific names like names of people, cities, or companies. Common nouns are general names of things, places, or people.
Exercise 2: Identify the countable and uncountable nouns in the following sentences.
She has a collection of beautiful dresses.
collection (countable), dresses (countable)
The recipe requires sugar, milk, and flour.
sugar (uncountable), milk (uncountable), flour (uncountable)
There are many stars in the sky.
stars (countable), sky (uncountable)
I need to buy some bread and cheese for lunch.
bread (uncountable), cheese (uncountable), lunch (uncountable)
We planted several trees in our backyard.
trees (countable), backyard (uncountable)
Explanation: Countable nouns can be counted and have plural forms, while uncountable nouns cannot be counted and do not have a plural form.
Exercise 3: Choose the correct form of the noun (singular or plural) to complete the following sentences.
The (child/children) are playing in the park.
The children are playing in the park.
I have three (dog/dogs) at home.
I have three dogs at home.
She bought a (book/books) on history.
She bought a book on history.
There are many (leaf/leaves) on the ground.
There are many leaves on the ground.
The (mouse/mice) ran across the kitchen floor.
The mice ran across the kitchen floor.
1. Incorrect: The informations given in the report were inaccurate.
Correct: The information given in the report was inaccurate.
The word "information" is an uncountable noun and should not be pluralized.
2. Incorrect: The two criterias for admission are grades and test scores.
Correct: The two criteria for admission are grades and test scores.
The word "criteria" is already plural (singular form: criterion).
3. Incorrect: The childrens were playing in the park.
Correct: The children were playing in the park.
The word "children" is already plural (singular form: child).
4. Incorrect: The data we collected show a significant discrepancys.
Correct: The data we collected show significant discrepancies.
The correct plural form of "discrepancy" is "discrepancies."
5. Incorrect: The police has arrested the suspect.
Correct: The police have arrested the suspect.
"Police" is a plural noun even though it doesn't end in -s. Therefore, it requires a plural verb ("have").
6. Incorrect: The series of lectures is starting next week.
Correct: The series of lectures are starting next week.
"Series" can be both singular and plural. In this context, it refers to multiple lectures, so it should be treated as plural.
7. Incorrect: The mice population has been wreaking havoc on the farmer's crops.
Correct: The mouse population has been wreaking havoc on the farmer's crops.
The collective noun should be singular, even though it refers to a group of plural animals (mice).
8. Incorrect: The womens' restroom is on the second floor.
Correct: The women's restroom is on the second floor.
When using a plural noun that doesn't end in -s (women), the apostrophe should appear before the -s for the possessive form (women's).
9. Incorrect: The jury was divided in their opinions.
Correct: The jury was divided in its opinion.
"Jury" is a collective noun, and it should be treated as a singular entity with a singular pronoun (its).
10. Incorrect: The sceneries in the mountains were breathtaking.
Correct: The scenery in the mountains was breathtaking.
"Scenery" is an uncountable noun and shouldn't be pluralized.
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|2. What are the different types of nouns?|
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|4. What are the rules related to nouns?|
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