A noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual. Often contrasted with proper noun.
- Making a common noun plural usually means adding an s or changing the ending of the original word.
- It is a common mistake to capitalise a common noun that is an important word in a sentence.
- One project in the Centre focused on how children distinguish between proper names and common nouns.
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