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Proper Noun

A proper noun is the name of a person, place or thing (i.e., its own name).  Proper nouns are always written using capital letters. 

Examples:

David, Blackpool Tower, Westham United, Antarctica, Ceylon, Watership Down, Dayton Peace Accord, Wigan Pier, Monday, April, Jupiter
 
Interactive example:
 
Take me to Paris in spring, Jason, and I'll forget Dr Roy's proposal. [show me the proper nouns]
 
Remember, a proper noun is written with a capital letter, because it is a name or a title. Do not give a word a capital letter just because it is an important word in your sentence.

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Associated pages:
 
What are nouns?
The different types of nouns
Capital letters (proper and common nouns)
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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