Common Nouns

Common Nouns

Common Nouns:

Common Nouns

Introduction:

When a noun refers commonly to any person, place or thing of the same kind or class, we call it a Common Noun. Most of the nouns are Common Nouns and they are different from Proper Nouns. They are not written with a capital letter at the beginning unless we start sentences with them. 

Definition:

 A Common Noun is a name given in common to every person or thing of the same class or kind.

List of Common Nouns:

Classification Common Noun Examples
They are words for things ruler, chair, mobile, dictionary, carpet, lawnmower, bus, computer, courage, telephone, spade,  printer, hammer, bicycle, pen, table, ship, calculator, crayons, sofa, truck, television, pencil, fridge, book, lamp, ladder, train,  cooker, whiteboard, marker, duster, registers, maps, globe etc.,
They are words for animals elephant, giraffe, kangaroo, tortoise, alligator, chameleon, bird, wolf, snake, frog, horse, ant, donkey, cow, buffalo, lion, tiger, dear, fish, bear, dog, goat, cat, fox etc.
They are words for people singer, dancer, artist, photographer, magician, driver, officer, doctor, engineer, principal, peon, labor, nurse, shopkeeper, gatekeeper, sweeper, salesman, philosopher, teacher, minister, president, businessperson, writer, student, friend, boy, girl, toddler, baby, teenager, woman, man, person etc.,
They are words for places bank, airport, continent, country, state, city, town, village, hotel, school, classroom, university, college, park, shop, coffee shop, zoo, water park, mall, supermarket, post office, police station,  house, laboratory, library, museum, stadium, building, restaurant, temple, mosque, church, etc.
They are words for relations  brother, sister, baby, child, children, uncle, aunt, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, daughter, son, etc.
Theyare words for fruits and vegetables apple, guava, custard apple, kiwi, watermelon, cherry, mango, banana, grapes, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, mushrooms, potato, carrot, beetroot, peach, fig, pumpkin, tomato, spinach, cabbage, etc.,

Common Noun Examples in Sentences:

  • Lion is the king of the jungle.
  • The Taj Mahal is a great monument located in the city of Agra.
  • Goutham and his two sisters have joined the same school.
  • Most of the students are avoiding online classes.
  • Blackboards have been replaced by interactive boards in our school.

 

Proper Nouns and Common Nouns

PROPER NOUNS COMMON NOUNS
Abdul Kalam scientist
Shakespeare dramatist
Monday day
Ricky student
India country
Kashmir city
Mt.Everest peak, mountain
Ford Freestyle car

 

Example Sentences:

  • Kalam is a great scientist.
  • Ricky is a clever student.
  • India is a great country with beautiful mountains, cities and towns.
  • The car that I have recently purchased is Ford Freestyle

 

Rules to be followed with Common Nouns:

 

  • Capital letters are not normally used with Common Nouns unless they are at the beginning of a sentence.
  • Articles and other modifiers like another, any may be used with Common Nouns.
  • Common Nouns can be used for singular and plural numbers.

 

Examples:

  • My friend is a good singer. (No capital letter)
  • He is working as a professor . (No capital letter)
  • School is a lighthouse for society. (Beginning word. So capital letter is used)
  • School education is a beacon light for human life. (Beginning word. So capital letter is used)
  • Shops have been closed today on the eve of May Day. (Beginning word. So capital letter is used)

 

Common Nouns Exercise:

 

Pick the Common Nouns from the following sentences:

  1. Many people are getting affected by Coronavirus.
  2. Nowadays, people cannot live without television in their house.
  3. Mobiles have changed the lifestyle of people.
  4. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  5. All teachers have appreciated the student who got selected for IAS.
  6. Mangoes are many available in summer.
  7. There are no good hotels in the city.
  8. People are not going to restaurants due to Covid19.
  9. Dogs are faithful animals.
  10. Cows are useful animals.

 

Answers:

  1. people, 2. people, television, house, 3. Mobiles, people, 4. apple, doctor, 5. teachers, student, 6. Mangoes, summer, 7. hotels, city, 8. People, restaurants, 9. Dogs, animals, 10. Cows, animals,