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Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about common nouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Common Nouns

Definition of a common noun.
  • A common noun is:
  • a word used to name a general person, animal, place, thing, or abstract idea
  • usually written beginning with an uppercase (capital) letter only when it begins a sentence
  • the opposite of a proper noun
Common Noun Examples
  • Three deer were eating.
  • The neighbors arrived on Sunday.
  • The flowers are really beautiful in March.
  • Hiking up the mountain is fun.
  • Your bicycle needs to be cleaned.
  • I enjoy teaching English at the college.
  • Try to clean up your room.
  • You should study for the exam tomorrow.
  • I like talking with my friends.
  • That tree needs to be trimmed.
  • Apples are really delicious this time of year.
  • Note: the following are NOT common nouns
  • John (proper noun which names a specific person)
  • flock (collective noun which names a group)
From YOUR Teacher: Common Nouns

Common nouns make up most of the words in the English language.
Test: Grammar Common Nouns

Study the examples of common nouns listed above. For each test question, you will be given four words. Three of the words will be common nouns and one word will NOT be a common noun.
1.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  herd
     b.  tree
     c.  mountain
     d.  car
2.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  Barack Obama
     b.  table
     c.  bird
     d.  desk
3.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  deer
     b.  flowers
     c.  Mount Everest
     d.  mountain
4.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  apple
     b.  dog
     c.  moose
     d.  Melissa
5.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  leaf
     b.  flock
     c.  cherry
     d.  car
6.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  equipment
     b.  girl
     c.  Starbucks
     d.  jewelry
7.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  tables
     b.  Mount Rushmore
     c.  dish
     d.  radios
8.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  CIA
     b.  women
     c.  bus
     d.  birds
9.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  trees
     b.  cars
     c.  Wolverine
     d.  desk
10.  Which of the following words is NOT a common noun?

     a.  Star Fleet
     b.  leaf
     c.  cherry
     d.  party
 
 
 
 
 
 
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