Grade 6 | English | Common Noun, Noun, Pronoun and Adjectives, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO
A noun is the name of a person, place or a thing. It is regarded as certain referring to a person, place or a thing.
Above are all names given to a person so as to differentiate among individuals.
Above are all names given to different places.
Above are all names given to things that surround us.
It is the common name given to each individual of a particular type. E.g. My name is Ram. Ram is a proper noun here. But I am human. Human is the common name given to each individual of my type, so human is a common noun. Other examples of common noun are cow, dog, elephant, student etc.
The birds were sitting on the tree.
The dog was barking.