Nouns and related rules

Good morning, let’s begin from where we left in the previous blog:

Incorrect :The Sachin is a great cricketer.

Correct : Sachin is a great cricketer.

Correct : Uday is the Sachin of India.
So what is the governing rules? Let us see:

We are taught that proper nouns do not take articles with them. It is partially true and incomplete in itself. Proper nouns do take articles with them but in some special cases.

A) To honor the eminent personalities.

e. g. The Shakespeare, The Subhas Chandra Bose, The Einstein ctc.

B) To denote the qualities the eminent persons possess or they are known for.

e. g. The Shakespeare = a great poet.

The Subhas Chandra Bose= a great leader.

The Einstein = a great scientist.

B) needs explanation –

1) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee is the Shakespeare (=a great poet) of India.

2) Satyendra Nath Bose is the Einstein (=a great scientist) of India.

*** here we can see that ‘a great poet’, ‘a great scientist’ – these are common nouns, so what about ‘the Shakespeare’… etc.?

Yes, in this particular case ‘the Shakespeare’ … etc. are common nouns. I think, this explanation demystifies the three earlier sentences. Any comments?

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Nouns and related rules

Nouns are of five types. We need not deliberate on them. We can consult any English grammar book available on market for details of the nouns. Our area of discussion will be the correct usage of nouns and governing rules.

Let’s start :

Incorrect :The Sachin is a great cricketer.

Correct : Sachin is a great cricketer.

Correct : Uday is the Sachin of India.

In the first sentence, usage of ‘The Sachin’ is not correct but in the last sentence ‘the Sachin’ is correct usage. So what’s the governing rule for usages of nouns to be correct?

We will discuss this in the next blog.

ABCD of Nouns

All, that we experience through our five senses possess a name. It may be a phenomenon, quality or a thing. E.g. Oil, water, gold.

Here oil itself is not a noun, it is a material. But the name ‘oil’ is a noun. ‘Oil’ denotes that particular material which we visualize at the pronouncement of ‘oil’. It goes same with gold. Do we need more examples and explanation?