Common and proper nouns grammar lesson
What will I learn from the lesson learning common and proper nouns?
During this lesson you will learn what common and proper nouns are and how to use them correctly.
What are common and proper nouns?
Common Nouns can be the name of a particular person, place, thing or just an idea. These nouns are your more common type of noun as they name people, places, things or ideas.
man, town, cat, show
Proper Nouns can be the name of a person, place, thing or idea. Proper nouns are always capitalized.
London Zoo,Toyota, Nike, Jason
What's the difference between a proper and common noun?
The difference between a common is a proper noun is naming a specific thing.
Example of common and proper nouns in a sentence
When I arrived at their house, the big dog, which was called Rover, was barking loudly because it was lonely.
House and dog both common nouns.
Rover is a proper noun. (Rover is a name)
Examples of proper nouns
Proper nouns include these categories:
Titles, terms of address
Mrs Brown; Sir Bob; Lady Jones; Uncle Jim
towns, cities, villages; roads
Orchard Close, Brailes, near Banbury
continents, countries, counties, states
Asia, France; Lancashire; Arizona
institutions, teams, clubs
British Society; Greenpeace; Manchester United;
days of the week; months
SS Great Britain; Golden Hind; Polly
religions, events, festivals
Buddhism, Olympic Games, New Year
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