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Common Noun – Concept and Its Uses

Sep 2, 2022

Common nouns  

The names of places, people, things and animals in general are called Common nouns. 

Common nouns are everywhere. They are general, not specific. A name given to anything of the same kind is a common noun. 

For example: books, girl, school, dogs 

The beginning letter of the common noun is capitalized, or they are used as part of titles. 

For example: 


I have a dog. 

Dogs are faithful animals. 

They can be used anywhere in the sentence. They indicate a class of objects or an idea. 

They are used to depict: 

  • People 

Example: mother, child, teacher, nurse 

  • Places 

Example: zoo, country, city 

  • Animals 

Example: dog, cat, lion 

  • Things 

Example: shoes, table, book 

  • Fruits and vegetables 

Example: carrot, cabbage, apple, grapes 

  • Ideas 

Example: love, anger, friendship, time 

Common nouns can be: 

  • Singular (car) or plural (cars) 
  • Countable (bottle) or uncountable (water) 
  • Concrete (table) or abstract (friendship) 


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