which noun is a dog common noun or proper noun ?[because dog is a name of an animal so it should be a proper noun but the breed is not metioned so it should be common noun ]
Dear student ,
Dog refers to a common noun as it refers to a whole group , whereas "My Tommy Dog" is a proper noun .
Coming to the question that even though dog is a specific animal , then why isn't it a proper noun .
Its the same situation as if we are telling that "box" refers to a specific thing , but the company of the box is not mentioned . Therefore , the box is a common noun .
Hope it helped .