Common Noun and Proper Noun – English Grammar Lesson (by Ranjna Vedhera).
Noun is a word used as a name for a person, place or thing.
TYPES of NOUN
Common noun is a name commonly given to a person or thing of the same class or type.
1. Trees give us shade.
2. Boys are making the noise.
3. Girls a singing a song.
It is a special name given to a particular person, place or any living thing.
1. Sita was a dutiful wife.
2. John loves Mary.
More Examples: –
1. Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader.
2. Monika is a bright student.
NOTE: – Sometime a proper noun can also be used as a common noun.
3. Kalidas is the Shakespeare of India.
4. We need many Gandhis to curb violence in a society.
Exercise for Practice
Point out the type of Noun of the underlined words in the sentences given below:
1. Do you believe in ghosts? (Common)
2. We worship many gods. (Common)
3. Meera is a religious person. (Proper) (Common)
4. The Ramayana is a great epic. (Proper) (Common)
5. Pt. Nehru was the first prime minister of India. (Proper) (Proper)
6. Seema is the monitor of her class. (Proper) (Common)
7. M.F Hussain was a great painter. (Proper) (Common)
8. Steve wants to marry Alice. (Proper) (Proper)
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