Proper Nouns are special names given to people, places and things. They always begin with a capital letter.
The following diagram shows some examples of common nouns and proper nouns. Scroll down the page for more examples of proper nouns.
People’s names are proper nouns.
|Helen Keller||Dr. Jones|
The names of months are proper nouns.
The names of the days of week are proper nouns.
The names of festivals are proper nouns.
|Mother’s Day||Independence Day|
|Yom Kippur||Children’s Day|
The names of countries and their capital cities are proper nouns.
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|
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