English grammar

Module 1, Nouns, Lesson 2:

Common and Proper Nouns

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Common nouns name any person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns are the names of individual people, places, things, or ideas. Proper nouns should always be capitalized.

Examples:
Common Proper Common Proper
boy
river
car
James
Mississippi River
Ford
doctor
town
candy bar
Doctor Jefferson
Rockledge
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 Ohio River and Orange County.

Practice What You've Learned

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Directions:
Click on the nouns that are proper and should be capitalized. Some proper nouns are more than one word. Make sure to click all the words that need 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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