Proper Nouns A Proper Noun NAMES a person
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A Proper Noun NAMES a person, place, or thing.
What’s the difference between a Common Noun and a Proper Noun?
I’m glad you asked! The key word is NAMES, a Proper Noun NAMES the Common Noun. If I say The girl went to the store I can mean any girl. But if I say Kayley went to the store then we know exactly which girl went to the store. The Common Noun—girl, can mean anyone The Proper Noun—Kayley, names the girl
Which of these are Common Nouns? Store Marker Crayon Michael Jacket
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boy and girl are common nouns
The names of the boys and girls are Proper Nouns and should be capitalized Kayley Princesa Michaela Nicole Ellie Makenzie Ugne Audree Madison Jessica Marina Serena Kunhee Kiernan John Skyler Kerolos Tyler Ian David Phillip Kona
teacher and principal are Common Nouns
The names of the teachers and principals are Proper Nouns and should be capitalized Mrs. Andrus Miss. Walker Mr. Ray Mrs. Martinez Mrs. Stewart Ms. Weathersby Mrs. Turner Mrs. Negron
days and months are Common Nouns
The NAMES of the days and months are Proper Nouns and should be capitalized Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday January February March April May June July August September October November December
Common Noun What about holidays? Are they Proper Nouns? YES! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, New Years Eve, Valentine’s Day—they are all Proper Nouns.
cities and states are Common Nouns
The NAMES of the cities and states are Proper Nouns and should be capitalized Indianapolis Carmel Westfield Chicago San Diego Detroit Orlando Boston Indiana New York Florida Ohio Illinois California Texas
What are some other examples of Common Nouns? Can you make them each a Proper Noun?
Common Noun Singer Proper Noun Justin Bieber The NAME of a singer
Common Noun Movie Proper Noun Finding Nemo The NAME of a movie
Common Noun Author Proper Noun Eric Carle The NAME of an author
Common Noun Book Proper Noun Harry Potter The NAME of a book
Common Noun Song Proper Noun Never Say Never The NAME of a song
Dr. Mrs. Miss. Mr. Ms. Aunt Uncle Those are all titles. They help us identify a person and are also Proper Nouns.
Remember to begin every sentence with a CAPITAL letter and end with punctuation.
Punctuation marks are. , !?
What’s wrong with this sentence? saturday is my favorite day of the week
Saturday is my favorite day of the week.
What’s wrong with this sentence? my birthday is june 5 th, 2009
My birthday is June th 5 , 2009.
What’s wrong with this sentence? i go to school in detroit
I go to school in Detroit.
What’s wrong with this sentence? harry potter books are awesome
Harry Potter books are awesome! or Harry Potter books are awesome.
What’s wrong with this sentence? finding nemo is my favorite movie
Finding Nemo is my favorite movie.
What’s wrong with this sentence? justin beiber is a singer
Justin Beiber is a singer.
Reminder: Capitalize the NAMES of all people, places or things!
Reminder: Capitalize the BEGINNING of every sentence!
Reminder: End every sentence with a punctuation mark!