what is the difference between proper and common noun
Common nouns are like town or ball, but u should ask yourself what kind of town or ball is it.
ex of common nouns
ball, city, television.
EX of proper nouns:
nike ball,new york, toshiba television.
so the diffrince between both of them is that the proper shows what kind of ball or what kind of television,but common nouns are not specified like ball or car.
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A common noun as the name suggests provides a common name to the whole group of a particular thing.
eg. lions, girl, boy, table, chair,forests, forts, etc.
proper nouns provide a specific or a proper name to a particular thing.
eg. rita, raj, america, taj mahal,etc.
here is another example:
1. Rita is a cheerful girl.
rita is a proper noun, girl is a common noun
2. America is a very beautiful country.
America is a proper noun, country is a common noun.
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Now, the next thing to know is that a noun can be the particular name of a living being, place, thing or idea. In the above examples, ‘Vinod’, ‘India Gate’, ‘Pepsi’ and ‘June’ are all particular names. Such particular names are known as Proper Nouns.
So, then what are ‘boy’, ‘road’, ‘soft drink’ and ‘month’? These nouns are the general names of a living being, place, thing and idea. Such general names are known as Common Nouns.
Hence, proper nouns are the unique names of living beings, places, things and ideas; while common nouns are the names of living beings, places, things and ideas of the same kind or class.
Naina is a good girl.
(‘Naina’ is a proper noun and ‘girl’ is a common noun.)
This rhinoceros is called Pintoo.
(‘Pintoo’ is a proper noun and ‘rhinoceros’ is a common noun.)
January is the first month of the year.
(‘January’ is a proper noun; ‘month’ and ‘year’ are common nouns.)
Last week, she was absent on Monday.
(‘Monday’ is a proper noun and ‘week’ is a common noun.)
Chennai is a city in Tamil Nadu.
(‘Chennai’ and ‘Tamil Nadu’ are proper nouns; ‘city’ is a common noun.)
English is a funny language.
(‘English’ is a proper noun and ‘language’ is a common noun.)
Shakespeare was a great writer.
(‘Shakespeare’ is a proper noun and ‘writer’ is a common noun.)
Which newspaper do you read?
I read The Indian Express.
(‘The Indian Express’ is a proper noun and ‘newspaper’ is a common noun.)
Which book were you reading?
I was reading The Great Expectations.
(‘The Great Expectations’ is a proper noun and ‘book’ is a common noun.)
Can I have some water?
You can have Limca.
(‘Limca’ is a proper noun and ‘water’ is a common noun.)