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What are Singular Nouns? Explore Definition, Examples & Exercises

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A noun is a part of speech which contributes to making a sentence. It is then categorised into several types – Singular Nouns and Plural Nouns, Proper Nouns, Abstract Nouns, and others. However, sometimes nouns can get tricky when working with difficult singular nouns or collective nouns. So, we have compiled a blog on Singular Nouns which will give you proper information on this topic. 

Also Read: Nouns: Examples, Definition

Singular Nouns Definition

The definition of a singular noun is similar to that of a noun. As per the Cambridge Dictionary, a singular noun is a noun that refers to a place, thing, person, event, etc. It is used in contrast with the plural noun which addresses more than one person, thing or event. 

A common example of a singular noun can be ‘a cat’ which refers to only one cat. Whereas in plural noun, it will refer to cats referring to more than one cat. 

Also Read: Noun, Verb, Adjective, & Adverb

Singular Nouns Examples

Here is a picture of basic words which come under singular nouns. You can download this picture and keep it for future reference. 

Singular Nouns

Singular Nouns that Never Change

There are always some singular words in English vocabulary that cannot be changed. Here are some of the words that you should know about.

AircraftShrimp
ElkMoose
TroutRice
DeerSheep

Singular Nouns Example Sentences

Now that you know what is a singular noun. We will talk about some examples of singular nouns along with sentences. This will give you a fair idea about this noun and it should be used. 

  1. Ram bought an eraser for his craft yesterday.
  2. Jade has killed a spider
  3. Sita won the game
  4. The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West.
  5. The judge has accepted his plea
  6. When will Mark reach home?
  7. I saw a baby deer on my way home. 
  8. Andrew bought a dress for his sister.
  9. He read this book.
  10. The movie is good.

Difference Between Singular Nouns and Plural Nouns

Here is a proper difference between both – singular and plural nouns which will help you understand them.

Singular NounsPlural Nouns 
Meaning A singular noun refers to only one person, animal, place, thing etc. Plural nouns are when more than one person, place, thing etc are there.
Usage Singular Nouns use singular verbs.Plural nouns use plural determiners
(such as some, a few, many etc).
ExamplesThe cat is walking on the road.
Ram lost the game.
The trees are shaking.
He is currently reading three books at a time. 

Singular Noun Exercise for Practice

You must have gained all the knowledge about singular nouns. We have prepared a small quiz for you which will help you check your knowledge.

Conver the following words into Singular nouns.

  1. Roses
  2. Cats
  3. Dogs
  4. Trucks
  5. Photos
  6. Fish
  7. Feets
  8. Children
  9. Wives
  10. Families

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FAQs

What are Singular Nouns examples?

Some common examples of singular nouns are pen, book, eraser, chair, game, meal and so on. 

How is a Singular Noun different from a Plural Noun?

In Singular Noun, it talks about only one object, place, person or event. Whereas Plural Nouns refer to more than one object, person, or event. 

What are 4 types of nouns?

The four types of nouns are common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns and collective nouns. 

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