Common - proper noun

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Common and proper nouns are one of the distinctions in the word class of nouns.

  • Common nouns are the names of ordinary, everyday people, places, things, animals, ideas etc.: a man, a town, a desk, a dog, a car, a bridge, a religion, etc.
  • Proper nouns are the special names given to particular examples of common nouns, e.g. Peter, Hull, Rover [a dog], Rover [a car], the [Humber] Bridge, Christianity, etc. Proper Nouns are the ones you should write with Capital Letters.