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Common Nouns - Glossary of Terms


Common Nouns

A common noun is the word used for a class of person, place or thing.  Unless at the start of a sentence, a common noun is not written with a capital letter. 

Examples:

plane, shark, tower, weight, sea, tree, bridge, fence, road, tea, sugar

Interactive example:
 
Sparks Meadow Mineral Water is my favourite still water. [show me the common noun]
 
Associated pages:
 
What are nouns?
The different types of nouns
Capital letters (common and proper nouns)
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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