A proper noun is a kind of noun. That is a specific name of a person, place, animal, or thing. Proper nouns and common nouns are different. That noun is a name but when we use it to tell a specific person or thing is a proper noun.
Proper nouns are specific names.
Proper nouns are of-
We can add more proper nouns to the above list.
Rules to use Proper Noun
Every day we use proper nouns, but when we write a sentence with a proper noun, we should keep some rules in our minds.
Here are some rules to follow-
- In English, we should not use proper nouns with any article or modifiers like ‘any’ or ‘other’.
- Don’t think about the place of proper nouns in the sentence.
- Always write the beginning letter of proper nouns capital.
- Always a noun is a single word. Therefore proper noun is also a single word.
Here are some examples. Proper nouns are in bold letters.
- Shakespeare is a famous writer.
- Chetan Bhagat is a renowned Indian writer.
- Pruthvi lives at M. G Road.
- My dog Moti is intelligent.
- The Earth is a planet on which we live.
- The Moon is a satellite of the Earth.
- Nowadays, the work of cleaning the river Ganga has become fast.
- That village is at the bank of river Godavari.
- Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra.
- Maharashtra is a developed state of India.
- India is a part of the continent Asia.
- Xavier’s School is located at Juhu.
- Mahatma Phule Sanstha is the name of an educational institution.
- The Bombay Municipal Corporation runs the local government of Mumbai.
- Microsoft is a software company.
- A building near Ram Mandir is Matoshri.
- He built a large house at RSC Road.
- The Sun rises in the East.
- Mumbai University is renowned over all the world.