"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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'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.
“I want to ask my mother whether she is going with us.”
“Do you want to go with us, Mother?”
Therfore, in your sentence, the word is used as a common noun.
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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 are the proper, specific names of people, days/months, things, animals, places etc...
Mary, April, Italy...
Abstract nouns are the ones we can’t feel with our senses, they are mostly feelings and ideas.
happiness, anger, sadness...
Collective nouns are used to describe a group of people, animals, things...
A swarm of bees; a fleet of ships...