Proper Noun and its examples in detail

It is normal that learners initially find it a bit difficult to understand what are the Proper Noun, Common Noun, Collective Noun, Material Noun, and Abstract Noun. Basically, these are the kinds of Nouns or Types of Nouns.

Note: If you have not learned details about nouns, I suggest you to start it from the beginning.

What is a Proper Noun?

Proper Noun is the name of a particular person, place, or thing.

The proper noun refers to specific/particular names of a person, place, or thing. Proper nouns do not refer to generic/group names.

As Proper nouns refer to particular names they should always begin with Capital Letters. Proper Nouns are also known as proper names.

Examples of Proper Nouns

Following are the examples of Proper Noun:

  1. India is a country of festivals.
  2. Goutam lives in Delhi.
  3. Shani Shignapur is the safest village in India.
  4. The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous historical places in the world.
  5. The Ganges is a holy river.
  6. February is the second month of the year.
  7. Everyone’s favourite day is Sunday.
  8. The New York Times is one of the most famous newspapers in the world.
  9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a famous book.

The above words in bold letters are Proper Nouns.

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Proper Nouns include;

  1. names of countries, (India, Australia, America, Canada, Africa, Srilanka etc.)
  2. persons, (Mahatma Gandhi, Sandeep Maheswari, Barack Obama)
  3. towns, (Paris, Rome, Mumbai, Chennai, Agra, etc.)
  4. cities, (Bankok, Dubai, Honkong, Tokyo, Varanasi, Kochhi, Kollkta)
  5. villages, (Shani, Savoca, Ravanga, Mallana, etc)
  6. historical places, (The Taj Mahal of India, Konark Sun Temple of Odisha, Angkor Wat of Cambodia. The Great Wall of China)
  7. months of the year, (January, February, March)
  8. days of the week, ( Monday, Friday, Sunday)
  9. festivals, (Holi in India, Rio Carnival in Brazil, Running of bulls in Spain)
  10. names of newspapers, (The New York Times, The Hindu)
  11. names of books, etc. ( War and Peace, Lord of the Rings, Failure is a Teacher)

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