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Revise the Different Types of Nouns

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

'Revise the Different Types of Nouns' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Popular topics:   Grammar worksheets, Nouns worksheets, Writing worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

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.


collie dog


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


happy girl


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, lion


a lion


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


Houses of Parliament London


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


flock of sheep


These ones can be a lot of fun - why don't you do a bit of research to find some of the craziest collective nouns. For instance, have you heard of a parliament of owls, or a murmuration of starlings?


 That's a lot to remember, so don't worry if you need to check back to this introduction during the activity. Just click on the red help button at any point.


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