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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. 


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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