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I've a problem in the following text, please help me.

A shroud is a piece of cloth that a dead person's body is wrapped in before it is buried.

my problem is- is shroud a proper noun? And what kind of that is it? Conjunction? R. pronoun?

  • That that is a "that clause" (one type of the defining relative clauses). – Stan Feb 25 '14 at 13:56
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Shroud is a noun (not proper).

"That" is a relative pronoun that introduces the restrictive relative clause that follows it.

  • what is restrictive relative clause – zafor Ahmed Feb 25 '14 at 19:28
  • read here, or search here , or even here – msam Feb 27 '14 at 7:02
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In this context, 'shroud' is a common noun, but not a proper noun. The Turin Shroud would be a proper noun as it is a specifically named item, but here you could refer to any shroud.

A proper noun names something that is unique - John, New York, Madison Square Garden, the Mona Lisa.

A common noun could be any one of many things like this - man, city, place, thing.

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