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Revise Your Nouns: Different Types

In worksheet, students revise distinguishing between common, proper, collective and abstract nouns.

'Revise Your Nouns: Different Types' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Nouns can be divided into concrete nouns and abstract nouns.

 

A concrete noun describes something that we can see, hear, smell, touch or taste, such as dog, spaghetti or perfume.

 

An abstract noun describes something that we can't see, hear, smell, touch or taste, such as happiness, pain or love.

 

Concrete nouns can be divided into three smaller groups: common nouns, proper nouns and collective nouns.

 

Common nouns describe people, places or things, but as a general class rather than a particular individual, e.g. doctor, city, cat.

 

Proper nouns describe particular people, places or things, and always begin with a capital letter, e.g. Doctor Jones, Manchester, Molly.

 

Collective nouns are nouns that describe groups of things, e.g. flock, team, crowd.

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

ocean

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

jealousy

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

happiness

concrete noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following concrete noun is a common noun, a proper noun or a collective noun.

 

Disneyworld

common noun

proper noun

collective noun

Decide whether the following concrete noun is a common noun, a proper noun or a collective noun.

 

uncle

common noun

proper noun

abstract noun

Decide whether the following concrete noun is a common noun, a proper noun or a collective noun.

 

choir

common noun

proper noun

collective noun

The following sentence contains an abstract noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

Jessie was full of relief when her puppy turned up safe and sound.

The following sentence contains a collective noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

There was a large herd of cattle in the field.

The following sentence contains a proper noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

My cousin went to Spain on holiday last year.

The following sentence contains an abstract noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

Harriet always took great pride in her work.

  • Question 1

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

ocean

CORRECT ANSWER
concrete noun
  • Question 2

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

jealousy

CORRECT ANSWER
abstract noun
  • Question 3

Decide whether the following noun is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

 

happiness

CORRECT ANSWER
abstract noun
  • Question 4

Decide whether the following concrete noun is a common noun, a proper noun or a collective noun.

 

Disneyworld

CORRECT ANSWER
proper noun
  • Question 5

Decide whether the following concrete noun is a common noun, a proper noun or a collective noun.

 

uncle

CORRECT ANSWER
common noun
EDDIE SAYS
If we just talk about an uncle then it is a common noun. If we talked about Uncle John we would be referring to a particular person so then it would be a proper noun.
  • Question 6

Decide whether the following concrete noun is a common noun, a proper noun or a collective noun.

 

choir

CORRECT ANSWER
collective noun
  • Question 7

The following sentence contains an abstract noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

Jessie was full of relief when her puppy turned up safe and sound.

CORRECT ANSWER
relief
  • Question 8

The following sentence contains a collective noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

There was a large herd of cattle in the field.

CORRECT ANSWER
herd
  • Question 9

The following sentence contains a proper noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

My cousin went to Spain on holiday last year.

CORRECT ANSWER
Spain
  • Question 10

The following sentence contains an abstract noun. Find it and write it in the answer box.

 

Harriet always took great pride in her work.

CORRECT ANSWER
pride
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