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"Seeing the baby the mother rose in her."

Is the word 'mother' in the above sentence a:

(a) Common Noun
(b) Abstract Noun
(c) Proper Noun
(d) Collective Noun

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    (e) Do your own homework. – Dan Bron Apr 11 at 15:08
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Robikul,

Welcome to English stackexchange.

The word 'mother' is a common noun but it becomes a proper noun and is capitalized when it is used as a name for the mother. This only happens in writing.

Examples:
“I want to ask my mother whether she is going with us.” (common)
“Do you want to go with us, Mother?” (proper)

Therfore, in your sentence, the word is used as a common noun.

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Welcome to English language & usage!

It’s (a).

Common nouns:

Common nouns are ordinary things like: things, animals, people names, places and so on. They can be abstract (the ones you can’t touch) or concrete (the ones you can touch).

Desk, dog, teacher, beach...

Proper nouns:

Proper nouns are the proper, specific names of people, days/months, things, animals, places etc...

Mary, April, Italy...

Abstract nouns:

Abstract nouns are the ones we can’t feel with our senses, they are mostly feelings and ideas.

happiness, anger, sadness...

Collective nouns:

Collective nouns are used to describe a group of people, animals, things...

A swarm of bees; a fleet of ships...

  • Thank you so much. – Rokibul Islam Rumee Apr 11 at 16:18
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