Common Nouns And Proper Nouns

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Common Nouns And Proper Nouns

  1. 1. Panamerican School Something more than education: a challenge to the future, without borders Basic English Grammar Nouns Common Nouns Nouns are divided into common nouns and proper nouns. Common nouns are words for people, animals, places, or things. These are words for people. They are common nouns. • artist • judge • dentist • clown • baby • singer • actor • man • doctor • acrobat • baker • soldier • astronaut • nurse • giant • lawyer • cook • builder • aunt • police officer • teacher These are words for animals. They are common nouns. • cat • goose • duck • eagle • cow • parrot • zebra • hen • fish • deer • dog • shark • crocodile • horse • goat • bird • dolphin • platypus • bear • mouse • whale These are words for places. They are common nouns.
  2. 2. • airport • hill • island • market • school • temple • cave • hospital • mall • mountain • seashore • beach • church • hotel • park • playground • stadium • library • farm • house • shop • restaurant • supermarket • zoo These are words for things. They are common nouns. • bag • radio • cup • kite • basket • train • box • bed • desk • ladder • drum • truck • bread • cake • door • lamp • blanket • watch • can • gate • egg • picture • cot • computer • chair • television • window Proper nouns are names for particular people, places or things. They always begin with a capital letter. Here are some names of people: • Ali Baba • Pauline • Florence Nightingale • Johnny Depp • Derek Jeter • Patrick
  3. 3. • Harry Potter • Santa Claus • Pinocchio • Robin Hood The names of countries and their people are also proper nouns. • America • Korea o Americans o Koreans • Egypt • Malaysia o Egyptians o Malaysians • India • Pakistan o Indians o Pakistanis • Italy • France o Italians o the French • Japan • Thailand o the Japanese o Thais
  4. 4. The names of towns, cities, buildings and landmarks are proper nouns. • Bangkok • Paris • New Delhi • the Eiffel Tower • London • Brooklyn Bridge • Denver • Beijing • the Grand Canyon • the Great Wall of China • New York • the Statue of Liberty • Central Park • Big Ben • the Leaning Tower of Pisa • Pike’s Peak The days of the week and months of the year are proper nouns. Days Months • Sunday • January • July • Monday • February • August • Tuesday • March • September • Wednesday • April • October • Thursday • May • November • Friday • June • December • Saturday The names of mountains, seas, rivers and lakes are proper nouns. • Lake Michigan • Niagara Falls • the Dead Sea • the Thames • the Alps • the Pacific Ocean • Mount Everest • the Himalayas • Mount Fuji
  5. 5. • the Caribbean Sea • • the Yellow River The names of festivals, some special events and holidays are proper nouns, too. • Christmas • Labor Day • Halloween • Mother’s Day • Thanksgiving Day • New Year’s Day • Memorial Day • Valentine’s Day • Independence Day • April Fool’s Day • Father’s Day • St. Patrick’s Day

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