Meaning and Example of Common Noun

Meaning and Example of Common Noun

Meaning and Example of Common Noun

Meaning and Example of Common Noun

       In our daily life, it is no doubt that we always talk about noun every day, whether they are noun about names of people, places, things or others. For this we want to share about Meaning and Examples of Common Noun. In this material we will discuss about the Meaning of Common and its examples. (Also read : Definition and Example Collective Noun)

The Meaning of Common Nouns

       As we know that a noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. It means that all nouns serve to name a person, place, or thing.

       After getting the information about the meaning of noun, we now should know about the meaning of Common Noun.

       A common noun is a non-specific person, place, or thing.

       A common noun is used to name general things, places, ideas, events, or people. They are words that refer to things in general terms, and not in specific terms. People are also named through common nouns. Even their official names or titles, such as teacher, preacher, clerk, police officer, delivery driver, grandma, and cousin are common nouns. For example, in the sentence,  “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” (Also read other article at : Rain Brings Thousand Memories) read more

Definition and Examples of Common Nouns

Definition and Examples of Common Nouns

Definition and Examples of Common Nouns

Definition and Examples of Common Nouns

      We are sure that we always talk about noun every day, whether they are noun about names of people, places or things. For this we want to share about Definition and Examples of Common Nouns. In this material we will discuss about the Definition of Common and its examples. (Also read : Pattern Function Future Perfect Tense)

Definition of Common Nouns

      As we know that a noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. It means that all nouns serve to name a person, place, or thing.

      After knowing the definition of nouns, we now should know definition of Common Nouns.

      A common noun is used to name general things, places, ideas, events, or people. They are words that refer to things in general terms, and not in specific terms. People are also named through common nouns. Even their official names or titles, such as teacher, preacher, clerk, police officer, delivery driver, grandma, and cousin are common nouns. (Also read other article at : Father Teaches Honesty Sense) read more

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

      We often use Common Terms / Expression as our guide when we give directions to help the other person. These can be places in a city or town, such as stadium, bank, railway station, bus stop, cinema, etc. They can also be parts of the road system. (Also study : Expression of Daily Activity)

Below are some Common Expression Used in Giving Direction:

  • taxi rank = a place where taxis queue for passengers
  • level crossing = where the road and railway meet. There are barriers that go up and down to signal when a train is coming
  • underpass = a walkway that goes under a busy road so pedestrians can get to the other side safely
  • overpass / flyover = a road that goes over another road (or railway)
  • zebra crossing = black and white markings in the road for pedestrians to cross the road (the markings look like a zebra’s stripes)
  • pedestrian crossing = a place in the road where pedestrians can cross. Often there are traffic lights.
  • tunnel = a road under (or through) mountains
  • crossroads = where two roads cross each other
  • junction = where one road meets another, and you can either go left or right
  • fork in the road = where the road divides, and you decide to go left or right
  • turning = a road off to your left or right
  • main road = a big road where there is lots of traffic
  • lane = a small road, or a part of a road (the left-hand lane / the right-hand lane; the bus lane)

Use prepositions of direction

  • Go past = continue past something so that is now behind you
  • Go across = cross something, like a road or crossroads
  • Go along = continue down a road
  • Go straight on = don’t turn left or right
  • Go up = walk / drive up a hill
  • Go down = walk or drive down a hill or a road
  • Go through = pass through something, such as a tunnel or a town
  • Go out of = exit (i.e. a railway station)
  • It’s in front of you = you can see it facing you
  • It’s opposite the bank = it faces the bank
  • It’s on the corner = it’s where two roads meet at a 90° angle

(Also study other material in Indonesian version at : Meminta dan Memberi Petunjuk Arah)

Example in Dialogue:

Fenty : Excuse me, Miss.

Rosa : Yes, is there something I can help?

Fenty : Yes, is there any mini mart around this harbor? I need to buy some snacks and drink.

Rosa : Yes, there is one.

Fenty : Can you show me how to get there?

Rosa : Of course! Just go straight this road, then there is T-junction, turn right and you can already see the mini mart on your right side. It is next to toilet.

Fenty : Oh I see. Thank you so much for the information.

Rosa : You are welcome.

      That’s all the material of speaking skill about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction we can share for this occasion. Hopefully the post about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction above can help us to improve our English, especially our speaking skill. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Menuntut Ilmu dan Berbuat Baik) read more

Common Words Describe Weather

Common Words Describe Weather

Common Words Describe Weather

Common Words Describe Weather

        Talking about weather, there are many words can be used to show about the condition of our environment. And be sure that we know about them. For this we want to share some Common Words Describe Weather. They can be noun, verb, adjective or others. (also read : Indonesian Translation of Color)

Below are some Common Words Describe Weather

Noun words to describe weather

Rain

“We expect rain later.”

We can also say “light rain”, “heavy rain”, or “showers” (rain that only lasts for a few minutes.)

Sunshine

“The weather forecast says there’ll be sunshine later.” (Also read : Twilight Beautiful Night)

Fog

“I don’t like driving in fog.”

Mist

“There’s often some mist in the early morning.”

Ice  

“Be careful of the ice on the roads.”

Snow

We had lots of snow last winter.

Clouds

There are different types of clouds, such as rain clouds, snow clouds and storm clouds. (Also read other article at : Soal Kata Tanya Bahasa Inggris)

Floods = When there’s too much rain and the fields or roads are covered in water. read more

Usually vs Used to

Usually VS Used To

Usually VS Used To

Usually vs Used to

       A common mistake both for learners of English is the difference between “Usually” and “Used to”. We sometimes say “usually” instead of “used to”. For example; when I was child, I usually swam in the river. Is this example true? For the answer of this question, let’s study the difference between “usually” and “used to” below. (Also read : Recreation to Kenjeran Beach)

A.  USUALLY

       The meaning of “usually” is in the way that most often happens.

      “Usually” is used for saying what is true or what happens regularly in the present.

Examples:

  • He usually gets home about six o’clock.
  • I usually just have a sandwich for lunch.
  • Is your friend usually so rude?
  • Usually we go skiing in February.
  • “Do you cook your own meals in the evenings?

As commonly or habitually happens: As usual

Examples:

  • Dictionaries are usually printed on thin paper.
  • The 6 p.m. train is usually very crowded.
  • I usually do the weekly shop on a Monday.
  • She doesn’t usually take part in any of the class activities.

“Usually” is followed by an infinitive or infinitive + s.

Examples:

  • The children usually stay with their grandparents for a week in the summer.
  • She usually plays games in her room.

B.  USED TO

        The meaning of “used to” is in the way that most often happened in the past.

       “Used to” is used for saying what was true or what happened regularly in the past, especially when you want to emphasize that this is not true or does not happen now. (Also read other article at : Istilah Dalam Permainan Bola Basket) read more

Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

Kind of Nouns

Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

       Nouns are simply the names we give to everything around us, whether it is a person, an event, a place or an object, etc. Every particular name used to define something is a noun. E.g. : Amsterdam, Anita, Blackberry, Honesty, Waiter, etc.

    Based on the classification, Nouns are classified into; Common Noun, Proper Noun, Collective Noun, Abstract Noun, Countable Noun and Uncountable Noun.  (Also read : The Function of Imperative Sentence)

  1. COMMON NOUNS

       These are the nouns that are used to denote a general category of people, places or things. They are capitalized only when they are at the beginning of a sentence. Common Nouns don’t refer to something specific rather they are a general term used for every noun of a particular kind or type.

e.g. Girl, cricket, town, bat, dog, cock, coffee, etc.

  1. PROPER NOUNS

     These nouns are the names of specific people and places. These nouns also refer to the names of the days of weeks and months, and also the various names for religions, organizations, institutions, etc. Proper nouns basically refer to the names that are specific to that particular noun.  These nouns are always capitalized as they need to be distinct from other nouns. read more