The common noun and proper noun are the two different types of nouns in the part of speech. Both nouns are used to represent nouns in different ways.
Here we learn about the differences between common nouns and proper nouns.
Difference between Common and Proper Nouns
|Common Noun||Proper Noun|
|1. A common noun is the general name of any person, place, thing, object, or idea.||1. The proper noun is a noun that is used to determine a specific person, place, thing, object, or idea.|
|2. The common noun is a noun that comes either at the beginning or anywhere in the sentence. ||2. The proper noun is a noun that comes either at the beginning or anywhere in the sentence. |
|3. The common noun does not begin with capital letters. It can only begin with a capital letter when it begins the sentence.||3. The proper noun always begins with capital letters.|
|Example: The delivery boy delivers the parcel to the destination on time.||Example: The Pizza delivery boy delivers the pizza to the destination on time.|
Examples of Common Nouns and Proper Nouns
- Common Noun: This man is an Olympic gold medalist.
Proper Noun: Usain Bolt is an Olympic gold medalist.
- C.N: This place is a nice visiting city to enjoy.
P.N: Florida is one of the nice visiting cities to enjoy.
- C.N: Pass me that book.
P.N: Pass me the Autobiography of Martin Luther King 2.
- C.N: He has spread perfume in the entire house.
P.N: He has spread the Fogg deodorant in the entire house.
- C.N: Jonathan is coming from that place by taking the evening’s flight.
P.N: Jonathan is coming from Tokyo by taking the evening’s flight.
- C.N: She was born this month.
P.N: She was born in January.
- C.N: This day is a day of lovebirds.
P.N: Valentine’s day is a day of lovebirds.
- C.N: These plywoods are considered the best plywoods.
P.N: The Greenply plywoods are considered the best plywoods.
- C.N: This city is suffering from power failure.
P.N: New York City is suffering from power failure.
- C.N: This guy is coming with us to mountain trekking.
P.N: Andrew is coming with us to mountain trekking.
more examples of a common and proper noun
List of Common Noun and Proper Noun
|No.||Common Noun||Proper Noun|
|16||Park||Central Park Zoo|
|38||Holiday||New Year Day|
|39||News Paper||New York Times|