Dear all,

This is my first post in this forum. Today I came across about the following sentence in my child's exercise book:

"Rose is a beautiful flower."

And her school needed to point out whether "Rose" in the above sentence is a common or proper noun?

I am in great confusion. Please help.

Warm Regards,

Mamon from India.
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Hi Mamon,

In this usage, "Rose" is probably a common noun. It is capitalized because it is at the beginning of a sentence.

However, if the statement was a metaphorical statement about a person (e.g. "The girl Rose was like a beautiful flower"), it would be a proper noun.

Ciao,

Christen
Welcome to the forum, Mamon (and Kafeen).

I agree with Kafeen. A 'rose' is a type of flower, and thus is a common noun.

The sentence would be far more typical/natural with the plural form:

- Roses are beautiful flowers.

In addition, using 'rose' without an article (a or the), the sentence would be more natural if the reference were to color:

- Rose is a beautiful color.

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I'd say the only possible way 'Rose' could be considered a proper noun would be if the writer intended the sentence to be figurative, and was in essence comparing a person whose name is Rose to a beautiful flower.
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Hello Mamon,

Welcome to the Forum.

This is my first post in this forum. Today I came across about the following sentence in my child's exercise book:

"Rose is a beautiful flower."

This sentence is not correct. It should be written as "A (or you could say the) rose is a beautiful flower."

And her school needed to point out whether "Rose" in the above sentence is a common or proper noun?

I am in great confusion. Please help.

It's a common noun.

Clive
Hello Kaffeen, Yankee and Clive,

Thank you very much for the answer. It helps a lot. In her exercise book, it is written as "Rose is a beautiful flower.". I also think it should preceed with "A" - > A rose is a beautiful flower.

May God Bless all of us,

Warm Regards,

Mamon.
Hi all,
I have a similar question
......Banyan is a kind of fig tree.

Will A or The fill in the blank.
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The , because banyan a proper noun here in this sentence
AnonymousThe , because banyan a proper noun here in this sentence
No!
"The banyan" or "A banyan" would both work. It is NOT a proper noun.

Rose is common noun

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