Proper Noun

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

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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.

The following diagram shows some examples of common nouns and proper nouns. Scroll down the page for more examples of proper nouns.

Proper Nouns

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


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.

Princess Proper And The Commoner

A story of Nouns
A proper noun names a specific person, place, thing or idea. It begins with a capital letter.
A common noun is a general name for a person, place. thing or idea.
A concrete noun can be sensed with any of the 5 senses.
An abstract noun names a quality, characteristics or idea.

A Lesson To Learn About Proper Noun For Kids

Noun Song
A song about common nouns, proper nouns, concrete nouns and abstract nouns.

A common noun names a general person, place, thing, or idea.
A proper noun names an actual person, place, thing, or idea.
Noun Town
What’s that sound?
A person, place or thing is found in
Noun Town
So profound
Name ideas, mess around with
Who is that guy?
What is that thing?
What is that place?
I’ll name and you sing

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