Common Nouns

Examples Help! Definition and Meaning of a Common Noun

A noun is the name of any person, place or thing as John, London or book. All nouns then fall into two classifications - common or proper. But what is a Common noun? The meaning or definition of a Common noun is as follows:

 

Definition & Meaning
A Common noun always begins with a small letter (unless it is at the beginning of a sentence). A common or general word. An example of the common noun - A girl and her dog played in the park.
Definition & Meaning
 

A Proper noun

A Proper noun always begins with a capital letter, such as John or London - those that NAME specific things, people or places.

Examples Help! List of Common Nouns

This list of English examples will prove useful when learning about different parts of speech:

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cat dog boy
girl park table
chair cake chocolate
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Common and Proper nouns

This list of examples will clarify the difference between a common and a proper noun:

  • The plumber is called John
  • The nurse is called Nicky
  • They come from a country called England
  • They live in a county called Surrey
  • John and Nicky drink coffee from Starbucks
  • They eat burgers from McDonalds

The Noun Game

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The Noun Game

Examples Help - Understanding Common Nouns!

Understanding the different types of nouns is not very difficult, but it is made daunting because of the seemingly complicated names! Just glancing through this page provides a fast overview of Common nouns. Remember that Common nouns are the words used to define a group of people, animals or inanimate things. For example, in the phrase a "flock of geese" or a " pride of lions". There are many such words that refer to animals. A group of people can be described as an army, company or audience.

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Common Nouns

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