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Nouns

Common Nouns and Proper Nouns

Definition:

  • A noun is a word that is the name of something. It can be the name of a person, animal, place, thing etc.
  • There are different types of nouns, such as common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, and concrete nouns.

We are going to learn about common nouns and proper nouns.

Examples:

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tree
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girl
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horse

Types of Nouns:

Nouns are further divided into common nouns and proper nouns.

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Common Nouns:

A common noun is the general name of a group of people, place, or thing.

Examples:

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Chair
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Boy
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Table

Proper Nouns:

A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing. It is the specific name given to each person, place, animal or thing.

A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.

Examples:

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Taj mahal
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Neha
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Rahul

Common Mistake

  1. Common nouns are not in capital letters everywhere. Only the initial letter of a common noun is always written in small letters like aboy, girl, baby, etc. If a sentence begins with a common noun, then it should be written in capital letters.

    Examples:

    1. Plants are important for all the living things on the planet.
    2. Boys and girls play in the playground.
  2. Irrespective of where a proper noun is placed in the sentence, it should always be in capital letters like Ram, India, Sita. Let’s take a look at the usage of nouns in a sentence.

Examples:

  1. Rahul is staying in India for a month.
  2. Yogesh won the first prize in the international competition held in Australia.

Use this mind map to remember the two types of nouns.

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