Let’s explore Proper Nouns!
Proper nouns are described along with definitions, a lot of examples, various images, one video to understand the basic.
Let us explore!
Let’s try to understand, what is proper noun? A proper noun is the basic pillar of a noun, will be elaborated in a simple way. We have already learned noun means the name of a person, place, animal, things, ideas, etc.
These nouns are classified into five types and proper nouns are one of them.
From the words,
If you observe the above two examples, the book is a common name or generic name, but whenever we talk about Tintin, it is a specific name of a book.
As Tintin is a specific name, it is a proper noun.
A proper noun is defined as the specific name of people, places, things, etc.
Examples of Proper Noun are given for basic understanding,
Sentence Examples of Proper Noun :
A proper noun is always starting with a capital letter, wherever it will be placed in a sentence.
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When generic, we use a common name but if the same generic name specifies a specific name, then it will be changed into a proper noun.
Let us try to understand proper nouns with examples & explanations.
|Common noun||Proper noun||Explanation|
|Man, boy||Dodo, Rita||If we say, man or boy, we cannot understand the person, but if we say Dodo or Rita, we understand the name of the person.|
|Woman, girl||Sila, Minu||If we say, woman or girl, we cannot understand the person, but if we say Sila or Minu, we understand to whom we are talking about.|
|Student||Rahul, Tina||If we say, student, we cannot understand the person, but if we say, Rahul or Tina, we understand the person.|
|Doctor||Dr. T Roy||Doctor means we can not specify any specific person, but if we say, Dr. T Roy, we easily understood to whom we have to visit.|
|City, town||Kolkata, London||City means it can be any city in the world, but if we specify Kolkata or London, we understand these are the city where I want to go.|
|Country||India||Country means it can be any country in the world, but if we specify India or France, we understand these are the country which I have visited.|
|Game||Olympic, World Cup Cricket||There are many games, but Olympic or World Cup Cricket are two of them|
|Palace||Taj Mahal||So many palaces in the world, I am talking about the Taj Mahal|
|Month||January, February||If I say, I have visited Spain in a month, it can be not understood, which month, but if I specify January, then it’s clearly understood when I have visited.|
|Days||Sunday, Monday||Days mean not specific, but if I specify Sunday or Monday, we can understand the exact day.|
|River||Ganges, Nile||So many rivers are in the world, Ganges or Nile are two of them.|
|Book||Tintin||If I say, I read a book, you can not understand which book I have read, but if I say, I read Tintin, you can easily understand, which book I am talking about.|
|Film||October Sky||The film means you can not get which film I am talking about, but if I specify October Sky, you can easily understand which film I have seen.|
The differences between common and proper nouns have been captured, as follows:
A general name like a boy, girl
A specific name like Rohan, Mina
The first letter is not capitalized unless it placed at the beginning of a sentence
The first letter always capitalized. In addition to that, there are many rules to capitalize words.
The list of Proper Nouns is indicated in the below table, here, more than 100 Proper Nouns are captured.
We will try to understand with a few examples and explanations so that we will have a clear concept of the proper nouns.
All students are scored well but Rima got little low marks.
I have bought a shoe and it is from Reebok.
Sushant Singh Rajput is my favorite actor.
I live in Kolkata and it is a nice city.
The Jungle Book is my favorite movie.
Toyota is one of the best brands.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain.
Nikon is a good camera.
Buckingham Palace is one of the best palaces.
River Nile is the longest river.
So finally, we have learned one vital types of noun.
Hence, we have got a basic idea about proper nouns, examples, and a detailed list. Any doubt, please let us know.