What is a noun? “People, place, thing, idea!”. What is a proper noun? A proper noun is a word used to refer to one specific “Person, Place, Thing, Idea!”. Proper nouns are used the same way as common nouns but, are always capitalized! This is true when placed at the beginning of a sentence or within a sentence. Name brands, days of the week, months of the year, towns, cities, counties, states, streets, countries are always capitalized! Your first, middle and last name is always capitalized! Although all sentences must begin with a capitalized word, it may or may not be a proper noun. Ask your teacher to further explain proper nouns!
Proper Noun Examples
I love reading Earnest Hemingway novels!
You should ask Mr. Jones to answer all of your questions!
We are meeting Sally and Bob for dinner tonight!
They are visiting San Francisco this winter!
He lives in an interesting city but, New York is so expensive!
She works for a company in London!
It is made by a company called Microsoft!
I have driven a Volkswagen for many years!
You drink too much Coca-Cola!
We rarely eat out at McDonald’s in town!
They really enjoyed visiting the Central Park Zoo!
He visited the Empire State Building in New York!
She will visit a new city in California this year!
It looks like she is going to relax in Morro Bay soon!
This grammar review is a brief explanation of proper nouns. Study English everyday to speak fluently in no time!