Common Nouns


Common nouns are nouns that name categories of:

  • People (e.g. man, woman)
  • Places (e.g. city, country)
  • Things (e.g. car, rabbit)

They are not specific people, places or things.

A common noun is not capitalised unless it begins a sentence.


I have a car. (Not capitalised)

Cars are fun to drive. (Capitalised)

common nouns