Proper nouns: people's names (i.e., John), place names (i.e., Japan), and the names of things (i.e., Microsoft). For example,Originally Posted by EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead
I asked Dad to pick me up at 5:00.
=> Dad is his name (e.g., I asked John to pick me up at 5:00).
Common nouns: another name for people (i.e., pioneer), another name for places (i.e., country), and so on. For example,
My dad is picking me up at 5:00.
=> dad is another name for my father.
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