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What are proper nouns? Grammar Toolkit. Proper nouns name specific people, places, days, months and things. Each word in a proper noun begins with a capital.

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1 What are proper nouns? Grammar Toolkit

2 Proper nouns name specific people, places, days, months and things. Each word in a proper noun begins with a capital letter. Coolangatta Mother Teresa Darling River Elvis Presley March Scotland Tuesday

3 Grammar Toolkit Can you name these proper nouns? Each word in a proper noun begins with a capital letter. Albert EinsteinWall StreetUluruSydney Opera HouseSanta Claus

4 Grammar Toolkit Proper nouns name specific: people places titles of books, films, magazines, television programs etc. titles of positions months and days periods and events institutions and departments nationalities and languages President Lincoln, Principal Skinner Tasmania, Lake Superior Treasure Island, The Simpsons Prime Minister, Pope, Emperor July, Monday Middle Ages, French Revolution Reserve Bank Australian, Swahili

5 Grammar Toolkit What are the proper nouns in this text? sir edmund barton, australian politician and judge, was the first prime minister of australia and a justice of the high court of australia. He was born on 18 january 1849 in the sydney suburb of glebe. Edmund was the ninth child of william barton and mary louise barton. He went to school at fort street high school and sydney grammar school. On a cricket trip to newcastle in 1870, he met jane mason ross, whom he married in Sir Edmund Barton, Australian politician and judge, was the first Prime Minister of Australia and a justice of the High Court of Australia. He was born on 18 January 1849 in the Sydney suburb of Glebe. Edmund was the ninth child of William Barton and Mary Louise Barton. He went to school at Fort Street High School and Sydney Grammar School. On a cricket trip to Newcastle in 1870, he met Jane Mason Ross, whom he married in 1877.

6 Grammar Toolkit Proper nouns name specific people, places, days, months and things. Proper nouns always have capital letters for each word. In the following sentence, the proper nouns are red. Prime Minister Ben Chifley was born in Bathurst, New South Wales.

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