Common and Proper Nouns

Common 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.

Note: They are not capitalized.

Proper Nouns

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.

Note: They are capitalized.

Quick Exercise

1. Danny
2. Cat
3. Teacher
4. Professor Martin
5. Mouse
6. Christmas
7. Laptop
8. New York Times
9. San Francisco Zoo
10. Zoo
11. Florida
12. Angel
13. GrammarBank
14. Wall
15. Wall Street

Correctness =
Correct answers:

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