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Homework Help: Grammar

Posted by Megann on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 8:35pm.

Could somebody please explain to me the difference between the Proper and Specific Nouns. Also, is it possible for a Proper Noun to BE a Specific Noun, like a specific noun for desert could be Sahara, instead of wasteland?



I've always dealt with proper nouns and common nouns: desert (common) and Sahara Desert (proper).

http://www.answers.com/proper%20noun

To try to deal with specific nouns in this mix, I guess, would be subdividing the common nouns into abstract and concrete (or specific):

beauty (abstract)
love (abstract)
freedom (abstract)

desk (concrete)
secretary desk (concrete and maybe specific??)
book (concrete)
Outlander (concrete and maybe specific??)

Please be sure to re-post if you have further questions -- or groups of related words you need to clarify.

=)

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