common noun


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a noun that names a general class of people or entities, not individuals or particular groups, e.g. book, worker.
Common nouns can be concrete, countable or uncountable.

  • A concrete noun is an object that can be touched or seen, e.g. stone; cushion.
  • A countable noun is an object that can be counted, e.g. biscuits, oranges.
  • An uncountable noun is a thing that cannot be counted, e.g. oxygen, sand, time.

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