Examples of Proper nouns and common nouns
Proper nouns and common nouns
Post by nattttEvery noun can further be classified as common or proper. A proper noun has two distinctive features:
Posted on 2011-05-07 18:41:46
1) it will name a specific
2) it will begin with a capital letter no matter where it occurs in a sentence.
school Herman Melville
Tito"s Taco Palace
Declaration of Independence
University of Virginia
Notice the difference between the common and proper nouns.
Tina offered Antonio one of her mother"s homemade oatmeal cookies but only an Oreo would satisfy his sweet tooth.
cookies = common noun; Oreo = proper noun.
Charlie had wanted an easy teacher for his composition class, but he got Mrs. Hacket, whose short temper and unreasonable demands made the semester a torture.
teacher = common noun; Mrs. Hacket = proper noun.
Gloria wanted to try a new restaurant, so Richard took her to Tito"s Taco Palace, where no one dips into the hot sauce until the drinks have arrived at the table.
restaurant = common noun; Tito"s Taco Palace = proper noun.
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