Common and Proper Nouns
Common nouns are words that specify a general person, place or entity.
I went to the downtown to do shopping.
The girl was very shy.
The car is black.
They are not capitalized.
Proper nouns are words that specify a definite person, place or thing.
They arrived at London at midnight.
Mr. Anderson is so helpful.
I found my friends at Sandra’s Place.
They are capitalized.