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.

What is the diffrence between "Proper and Common Nouns"?

What Are Proper Nouns?

Nouns that are used to refer to specific people, places, or things are known as proper nouns.

What Are Common Nouns?

Common nouns are typically used to refer to general objects, people, or places.


Proper nouns should always be capitalized. This includes the first letter of each word in the name, such as "New York City".

In contrast, common nouns are not capitalized unless they appear 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

Maria has a dog. His name is Rover.

Alex is from Italy. Alex is Italian.


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