Common noun

Definition: A common noun is a word that names people, places, things, or ideas. They are not the names of a single person, place or thing. A common noun begins with a lowercase letter unless it is at the beginning of a sentence.

There are two kinds of nouns, common and proper, common noun names general items.

Examples:
  • People: man, woman, girl, baby, son, dughther, policeman, teacher
  • Animals: cat, dog, fish, ant, snake
  • Things: bear, book, boat, table, chair, phone
  • Places: bank, school, city, building, shop
  • Ideas: love, hate, idea, pride
Example sentences:
  • apple: I love a good red apple after dinner.
  • dog, yard: The black dog is in my yard.
  • book, table: The red book is on the table.
  • call: Give me a call when you arrive.


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