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
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
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!
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