Category Archives: Noun
Let’s first know what Apposition is. In simple English, Apposition means something in juxtaposition, an act of placing near. So, ‘nouns in apposition’ implies (in simple terms), more than one noun sitting together to give a descriptive meaning of the noun phrase. A Noun in apposition is needed to explain another noun or a noun phrase that prevents another sentence from being created to explain the same. Have a look at the sentence below.
Einstein, the great scientist, is revered all over the world.
A Case is a grammatical function of a noun or pronoun in a sentence. A noun or pronoun can play a role of a subject or an object or of the possessor of the subject or object. Let’s talk about it more elaborately. First, know that there are three cases in English grammar and they are →
Nominative or Subjective Case
Objective or Accusative Case
An example to understand this better:
- John likes Rosy.
- Rosy showed John a book.
- This is John’s book.
Noun is a name of something. Anything which has a name is called a noun. There are different types of nouns which we can classify to make it more easy to understand.
There are five types of nouns. Let’s look at them in the following.
Proper Noun: A proper noun is a particular name of some person or some thing. It is a person’s or a thing’s own name. There can be many proper nouns but each is unique in nature or state and there is no two proper nouns in existence. A proper noun always starts with a capital letter at the beginning. John, Taj Mahal, America, Eiffel Tower are examples of proper nouns.