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common noun

noun as in substantive

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The proper noun when spoken can be confused for the common noun.

The common noun was made a proper name, and a legend by degrees attached to it.

Thus "John Smith" (particular; proper noun) and "Man" (general; common noun).

A common noun is the name given to an object to denote the class to which it belongs; as, book, man.

A common noun is a name possessed by any one of a class of persons, animals, or things.

The, when placed before the pluralized abstract noun, marks it as half abstract or a common noun.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to common noun, such as: noun, and proper noun.

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