English grammar

Module 1, Nouns, Lesson 2:

Common and Proper Nouns

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Definition: Common nouns name any person, place, thing, or idea. They are not capitalized unless they come at the beginning of a sentence. Proper nouns are the names of specific people, places, things, or ideas. Proper nouns should always be capitalized.

Common Proper
boy James
river Mississippi River
car Ford
doctor Doctor Jefferson
town Rockledge
candy bar Baby Ruth
Hint:
Don't forget to capitalize all parts of proper nouns. Many people forget to capitalize words like river and county in proper nouns like Yellow River and Orange County.

Practice What You've Learned

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Directions:
In each group of words, click on the proper noun(s) that need to be capitalized. If a proper noun contains more than one word, be sure to click each word that needs to be capitalized.
1.
Car ... Toyota ... Truck ... Station Wagon ... Corolla ... Motorcycle
2.
Dumbo ... Elephant ... Lion ... Tiger ... Simba ... Leo
3.
City ... Orlando ... Town ... Village ... Naples ... New York
4.
Julie ... Student ... Character ... Greg ... Boy ... Mrs. Stimpson
5.
Star ... Mars ... Planet ... Asteroid ... Capricorn ... Polaris
6.
Shirt ... Levis ... Nikes ... Jeans ... Tennis Shoes ... Dress
7.
Rocky Mountains ... Bay ... Banana River ... Inlet ... Atlantic Ocean ... Continent
8.
Tortilla Chips ... Cheetos ... Tostitos ... Crackers ... Snacks
9.
Garfield ... Cat ... Dog ... Marmaduke ... Snoopy ... Bear
10.
Chocolate ... M&Ms ... Snickers ... Candy Bar ... Fruit Chews ... Starburst
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