Common and Proper Nouns

  • A common noun names any regular, ordinary person, animal, place, thing, or idea. Nothing specific.
  • A proper noun names a very specific, very particular person, animal, place, thing, or idea.
    A proper noun always begins with capital letter (is capitalized).
Common Noun  Proper Noun
superhero Batman
river Mississippi River
holiday Fourth of July
religion Buddhism
month December
day Monday
city London