Presentation on theme: "Proper Nouns A Proper Noun NAMES a person, place, or thing."— Presentation transcript:
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 Ugne Jacket
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OOPS! TRY AGAIN!
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. Lesh Miss. McNutt Mrs. Parent Mrs. Sharp Mrs. Stewart Mrs. Zollman Mrs. Turner Mrs. Fagen
day and month 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
What about holidays? Are they Proper Nouns? Common Noun Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, New Years Eve, Valentine’s Day—they are all Proper Nouns. YES!
city and state are Common Nouns
The NAMES of the cities and states are Proper Nouns and should be capitalized Indiana New York Florida Ohio Illinois California Texas Indianapolis Carmel Westfield Chicago San Diego Detroit Orlando Boston
What are some other examples of Common Nouns? Can you make them each a Proper Noun?
Common Noun Justin BieberSinger Proper Noun The NAME of a singer
Common Noun Finding NemoMovie Proper Noun The NAME of a movie
Common Noun Eric Carle Author Proper Noun The NAME of an author
Common Noun Harry PotterBook Proper Noun The NAME of a book
Common Noun Never Say NeverSong Proper Noun The NAME of a song
The girl is very smart.
girl is a Common Noun. If we wanted to know which girl was smart we would put a girls NAME in place of girl.
_____ is very smart.
Nicole is very smart. Who is very smart? Nicole is a Proper Noun and names the girl. We capitalize her name.
The boy went to see the doctor.
The boy went to see the doctor. boy is a Common Noun. If we put Phillip’s name in for boy, we have named the boy.
Phillip went to see the doctor. Who went to see the doctor? We now know that Phillip is the boy who went to see the doctor. Phillip NAMES the boy. We capitalize his name.
What about people’s titles?
Now what is a title?
Dr. Mrs. Miss. Mr. Ms. Aunt Uncle Those are all titles. They help us identify a person and are also Proper Nouns.
When I get a shot dr. harris always give me a sucker.
When I get a shot dr. harris always give me a sucker. What’s wrong with this sentence?
When I get a shot dr. harris always give me a sucker. Dr. Harris is a title and should be capitalized because he names a doctor.
When I get a shot Dr. Harris always give me a sucker.
My aunt amy gives the best presents. What’s wrong with this sentence?
My aunt amy gives the best presents. Who is Amy? She is your Aunt—Aunt is her title and you capitalize all titles!
My Aunt Amy gives the best presents. Who is Amy? She is your Aunt—Aunt is her title and you capitalize all titles!
What is an abbreviation!?!
Titles and other things, like months, days, and streets are sometimes abbreviated. However, they are still Proper Nouns and should be capitalized!
Proper Noun Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. January February March April May June July August September October November December Abbreviation
We abbreviate almost all of the months. However, if they have short names like March, April, May, June, and July we do not abbreviate them.