Definition of common noun in English:

common noun

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  • A noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual. Often contrasted with proper noun.
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    • 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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Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
used to address an English nobleman