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Proper Nouns




 
In these lessons, we will learn about proper nouns and capitalization.

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More Lessons on English Grammar, More Lessons for English as a Second Language, IELTS, TOEFL

Nouns are divided into common nouns and proper nouns.

Proper Nouns are special names given to people, places and things. They always begin with a capital letter.

People’s names are proper nouns.

Helen Keller Dr. Jones
Abraham Lincoln Mom
David Uncle Ted
Sally Mrs. Fisher

The names of months are proper nouns.

January July
February August
March September
April October
May November
June December

The names of the days of week are proper nouns.

Sunday Thursday
Monday Friday
Tuesday Saturday
Wednesday Sunday



The names of festivals are proper nouns.

Christmas Spring Festival
Mother’s Day Independence Day
Easter Thanksgiving Day
Yom Kippur Children’s Day

The names of countries and their capital cities are proper nouns.

Country Capital City
Great Britain London
China Beijing
Japan Tokyo
Italy Rome

The names of famous places and buildings are proper nouns.

Statue of Liberty Sydney Opera House
Great Wall of China Grand Canyon
Eiffel Tower Taj Mahal

The names of oceans, lakes, seas, rivers and mountains are proper nouns.

Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean
Dead Sea Lake Michigan
Yangtze River Mount Everest
Niagara Falls Mount Fuji


 

Videos

Introduction to English Nouns
Explaining the difference between Proper and Common nouns and when to use them.

Grammar and Punctuations: When to Capitalize Words?
Capitalize words that are proper nouns, months, holidays, job titles when used with a person's name, important words in a title and the first word in a sentence. Check the dictionary to see whether a word is capitalized.


English Grammar and Writing - Capitalization
In this grammar lesson you will learn all the places in which capitalization is used in the English language. This lesson will help you avoid mistakes in your writing.
Princess Proper and the Commoner
A story of Nouns


 
Noun Song
A song about common nouns, proper nouns, concrete nouns and abstract nouns.
A lesson to learn about Proper noun for kids.


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