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Proper Noun Common Noun Difference

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    COMMON VS, PROPER NOUNS An Introduction to Countable/Uncountable nouns
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    PROPER NOUNS Proper nouns : They are the names of particular people, place, or things usually unique( There is only one ). Proper nouns . They are Einstien Iran October Monday Holidays Easter Nationalitie Languages English s Italian Season spring Capitalize the first letter of most proper nouns . We do not usually use an article (a / an / the ) with a proper noun . Example : The members met in May Seasons are usually not spelled with a capital letter, and they are often preceded by «the» .
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    COMMON NOUNS Common nouns : They refer to people, places and things, but not by their individual names . For example, explorer is a common noun, but Heyerdahlis a proper noun . people builder Count nouns Non — count nouns Common nouns place country Things honey Common nouns
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    COUNT NOUNS Count nouns (countable nouns ) : They are things that you can count separately . They can be singular or plural . For example, you can say 'a ship' or 'three ships' . You can use 'a / an / the' before count nouns
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    NON-COUNT NOUNS Non — count nouns (uncountable or mass nouns : They are things that you cannot count separately . For example in English you can say gold, but you cannot say a gold or two golds . Non — count nouns usually have no plural forms . We usually do not use a / an with non — count nouns . rou s Abstract words Activities Fields of study Foods cases Liquids Materials Natural force Particles Non — count nouns exam les love , education , time jogging , working , farming math , history bread , chocolate , fish air , oxygen , steam tea , milk , gasoline wood , plastic , silk cold , electricity , weather soil , sand , sugar , salt
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    Some common non — count nouns do not fit into the categories, such as : advice equipment furniture luggage homework information j ewelry work money news mail garbage Note : When the non — count noun is the subject of a sentence, its verb must be singular . Pronouns that refer to non — count nouns must be also singular . Example : Reed is a good material for boats . It floats in the heaviest storm .
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    USE OF QUANTIFIERS IN COMMON NOUNS You can use the quantifiers 'some, enough, a lot of, and any' with both count and non — count nouns . Examples : We have some eggs and some honey. Are there enough pots and enough oil? There were a lot of good times. There was a lot of danger too. Use 'any' in negative sentences and in question . Examples : We didn't see any sharks. Is there any tea left?
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    You can use 'a few, several, and many' with plural count nouns in affirmative sentence . Examples : A few team members got stick. They experienced several large storm. Many people worried about them. You can use 'a little, a great deal of, and much' with non — count nouns in affirmative sentences . Examples : They had a little trouble with the sail. They threw away a great deal of food. Much planning went into this. Usage Note : In affirmative sentences, many is more formal than a lot of ; much is very formal More Formal : Many people agreed. Less Formal : A lot of people agreed. Very Formal : We saw much pollution Less Formal : We saw a lot of pollution.
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    Note : Don't confuse a few and a little with few and little . Few and little usually mean 'not enough". Example : They received a little news during their voyage. ( not a lot, but enough) They received little news during their voyage. ( probably not enough news) Use many with count nouns and much with non — count nouns in questions and negative sentences. Example . How many ships did they see? They didn't see many. How much water did they carry? They didn't carry much. Usage Note : In questions and negative sentences many and much are appropriate for both formal and informal English .

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