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common noun

The example will be clearer if you can use a well-known proper noun instead of a common noun.
  a noun referring to a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual, place, or organization
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  • The example will be clearer if you can use a well-known proper noun instead of a common noun.
  • When I was younger, Mom pasted dozens of words on it, but I was still limited to only a handful of common nouns, verbs, and adjectives, some names, and a bunch of smiley faces.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Most of the names in Homer and many common nouns have epithets: ships are often "black" or "swift," the sea is "winedark."
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • As a common noun it meant pain, usually lengthy and often pointless; as a proper one it meant a character and a plot, the latter most assuredly lengthy and pointless, but on which would nonetheless end very soon.
    Stephen King  --  Misery

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  • Many new verbs were made by the simple process of prefixing the preposition to common nouns, /e. g./, /to clerk/, /to dicker/, /to dump/, /to blow/, (/i. e./, to bluster or boast), /to cord/ (/i. e./, wood) /to stump/, /to room/ and /to shin/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • /Kodak/ has so far won acceptance as a common noun that Eastman is often forced to assert his proprietary right to it.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • E. J. [Pg231] Hills, in his elaborate study of the vocabulary of a child of two,[72] found that it contained but 23 descriptive adjectives, of which six were the names of colors, as against 59 verbs and 173 common nouns.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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Associated words [difficulty]:   common noun [9] , proper noun [9] , proper noun [9]
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