posted by Megann on .
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).
To try to deal with specific nouns in this mix, I guess, would be subdividing the common nouns into abstract and concrete (or specific):
secretary desk (concrete and maybe specific??)
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.