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Recognise Common Nouns

In this worksheet, students will revise their knowledge of common nouns.

'Recognise Common Nouns' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Noun and Pronoun Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

A noun is a naming word.


It can name a person, a place or an object (thing).


In this activity, we’re going to be looking at common nouns.


Common Nouns

Common nouns are the names of places and objects that are not specific. For example, city is a common noun but London is not a common noun because it is referring to a particular specific city. 


Take a look at the sentence below:


The ball rolled into the road.




Both ball and road are common nouns as they are things.


Can you spot the common nouns in the sentence below?


The dog was in the kitchen.


Our common nouns were kitchen and dog.


dog wagging tail


In this activity, you’ll be on the hunt for common nouns. Remember they are words for places and objects.

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