Proper and Common Nouns for beginners

Did you know there are two kinds of noun: common nouns and proper nouns. Common nouns refer to general nouns and proper nouns refer to specific nouns.

"Proper and Common Nouns" in English Grammar

What Are Proper Nouns?

Particular nouns that are used to call or name people, things, places are called proper nouns.

Proper nouns should always be capitalized.

What Are Common Nouns?

Common nouns are generally used to call objects or people or places.

Common nouns are not capitalized unless they come at the beginning of a sentence.

Common Nouns Proper Nouns
people Hanna
country Italy
cat Fluffy
car Mustang
ocean Pacific Ocean
thing Fender
mountain Everest
planet Earth

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