Definition of a noun, Common Noun and Proper Noun

So what are nouns and how can they be identified? You might be familiar with the game Name, Place, Animal, Thing. This is the best game to get introduced to nouns. Nouns are the words or names used to describe the following:

  • People
  • Places
  • Things 
  • Animals


Common Nouns and Proper Nouns


Nouns are the most important section in parts of speech. But within nouns, there are different types.

Common Nouns


The important thing to remember is that common nouns are general names. Thus, they are not capitalized unless they begin a sentence or are part of a title.

Examples : windows, women, men, refrigerator.



Proper Nouns


 Proper nouns, those that name specific things, do require capitalization.

Examples: Charminar, Red Ford, Anju, Ramu.

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