Common name. Characteristics and examples

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From the classification of all nouns a common noun – perhaps the category is the most simple. 

Simple his definition. In fact, a household name – this is the words that represent people, animals, objects, abstract ideas and concepts. They include words that refer to names of people, names of places, countries, cities, etc. These nouns are of the type names.

Thus, the country is a common noun, and Russia – a proper name. Puma – the name of a wild animal, and in this case the noun Puma is a household name. And as the name of the famous company that produces sportswear and shoes, Puma – a proper name.

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In the first half of the last century the word "apple" was unthinkable in the use of a proper name. It was used in the original meaning: that is, the Apple, the fruit, the fruit of the Apple tree. Now Apple – noun and common noun.

This happened after an unsuccessful three-month search partners a suitable name for the company when, in desperation, the company's founder Steve jobs decided to name it in honor of his favorite fruit. The name has become a truly iconic American brand that produces tablet computers, phones, software.

the household name itExamples of nouns common noun

To Find examples a common noun names will not be easy. Let's start with our surrounding everyday items. Imagine: you Wake up in the morning. What you see is opening her eyes? Of course, the alarm clock. Alarm clock – a piece that wakes us up in the morning, and from a linguistic point of view – a common noun. Coming out of the house, you meet a neighbor. In a street full of hurrying people. You notice that the sky and frowned. Get on the bus and go to the office. Neighbor, people, sky, office, bus, street – common nouns

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Types of nouns common noun

The Russian Language name Is subdivided into 4 main types:

  1. Specific concepts (people, animals, objects, plants). That refer to objects/persons in the singular: a student, a neighbor, a classmate, seller, driver, cat, Cougar, house, table, Apple. Such nouns can be combined with quantitative numerals.
  2. Abstract concepts. This is the type of abstract nouns with abstract meaning. They may refer to specific phenomena, scientific concepts, characteristics, condition, quality: peace, war, friendship, suspicion, danger, kindness, relativity.
  3. Material nouns. As the name suggests, these nouns are substances, substance. These can include pharmaceutical products, food products, chemicals, building materials, minerals: coal, oil, oil, aspirin, flour, sand, oxygen, silver.
  4. Collective nouns. These nouns represent a set of persons or objects consisting in the unity and belonging to certain conceptual categories: midges, infantry, foliage, native, youth, people. These nouns are used generally in the singular. Often combined with words a lot (a bit), a few: many bugs, not enough young people. Some of them may be used in the plural: people – people.


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