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Nouns are naming words Nouns


1.Common Nouns

Common Nouns refer to general names of people, place, things or animals. The initial letter in a common noun is written with small letter unless it is written in the beginning of the sentence.

1.The nearest town is 10 kilometers away.

2.The girl who won the competition is my friend.

3.There are many gardens in the neighborhood. Boy, cat, car,book

i.Boys are active.

ii.Books with hard covers are expensive.

2.Proper Nouns

Proper Nouns are names of a specific person, place or thing. Proper Nouns, always start with a capital letter.


i.James visited Malaysia last year.

ii.Every Monday, I teach in a pre-school.

iii.I heard Sun Hotel is a famous hotel.

3.Concrete Nouns

A concrete noun is a noun that can be perceived by our five sense-touch, sight, taste, hearing or smell.


i.The contractor made a deal with the owner of this house.

ii.Amin’s cat loves eating fish.

iii.The old couple lived in that wooden hut.

4.Abstract Noun

An abstract noun is a noun that cannot be perceived by our five senses and which refers to quality, state or feeling.

Example: (quality)

ii.glad (feeling)

Abstract nouns

can be formed from verbs, adjectives and common nouns.

Example: (from the verb, “ability”)

ii.calmness (from the adjective, “calm”)

iii.neighbourhood (from the common noun, “neighbor”)

Abstract nouns can also end with a suffix




iii.movement iv.kingdom

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About Girija Nair And Meena Mohan Das

Ms. Girija Nair is an experienced teacher of English Language in primary and secondary level since 1980. She secured her teaching certificate from Raja Melewar Teacher’s Training College, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (1980). She also has a  Diploma in ESL from University of Malaya, Malaysia (1987), a degree in TESL from University Pertanian Malaysia (1996) and a Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology from University of Malaya, Malaysia (2002). Apart from everyday teaching, She also works as a  Teacher-trainer in various academic programmes organised at the Ministry, State and District levels.She is also well-known as an Examiner in oral and written forms. Sheis also actively involved in various co-academic programmes involving teachers and students. In recognition of her contributions, she has been awarded the Excellent Service Award in 2005 and 2008 by the department of Education in Malaysia.She has been appointed as a Master Teacher in 2010 and is currently teaching in Palong Timur Secondary School. She is also involved in preparing modules and exam questions at the state and district levels.

Mrs. Meena Mohan Das is an elementary school teacher in Malaysia since July1988. She was born in Kluang, a district in the state of Johor. She obtained her certificate in Teacher Training from Mohd Khalid Teacher’s Training College in Johor Bahru, Johor. Her first posting was in Kupang Primary School in Kedah where she taught for six months. Thereafter, she moved to LKTP Felda Kemelah Primary school from 1989 to 1990 and subsequently to Sri Skudai Primary School in December 1990 till present. She has been the Head of the English Language Panel since 1995 in the present school. She has also been a recipient for a Merit Award in 2006 for excellent performance in school.  She obtained her Bachelor of Education in TESL in University Putra Malaysia in 2002. In 2014 she graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia with Masters in Teaching of English as a Second Language.  The research topics done are “Use Of Mind-Mapping and Flashcards in Vocabulary Development among Year 5 Students” and “Process Writing to Enhance Writing Abilities among Year 5 Students”. She has co-authored a journal with Dr Shanthi Sandaran on “The Importance of Vocabulary Development for English Language Teaching and Learning: The Malaysian ESL Context”. 

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