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The word Montreal, on the other hand, has now no meaning, and is used to name a city, an island, and a river. the 4. The proper noun begins with a capital letter common noun usually begins with a small letter. 5. A common noun becomes a proper noun when used (Proper city. ; as the special Send name of one thing. me a copy of the Herald. The Tower (of London) has held 6. D A many notable prisoners. proper noun, on the other hand, becomes a ENGLISH GRAMMAR 34 common noun when applied to all the members of a class of things.

12. Get work, get work Know 'tis better than what you work to get. E. B. BROWNING, Aurora Leigh. plate-closet, the Hall since it ; 33. PARTICLES. Certain words resemble parts of speech, but are not fully enough like any one of them to be classified as parts of speech. They are called particles, and are classed as adverbial, prepositional, or conjunctive according to the part of speech they resemble most. There are Even many my friends friends here. criticized me. My friends even criticized me. My friends criticized me, even.

Is the name of a group, A COLLECTIVE NOUN 1 38. or class of things, such as army, navy, : flock, crowd, assemblage. EXERCISE 23 Classify the nouns in the following passages as common and proper, and, when a noun is collective, state that fact also. i. And here is a story of a Brigade Headquarters that lived in a house surrounded by a moat over which there was only one road. On Thursday, the enemy's artillery found the house, and later on, as the rush came, their rifle fire found it also. The staff went on with its work till the end of the week, when The shells set the place alight, and they were forced to move.

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