Proper Noun

Proper Noun- The Specific Name

A proper noun is a kind of noun . That is a specific name of person, place, animal or thing. Proper nouns and common nouns are different. This is a name but when we use it to tell specific person or thing is a proper noun.

Proper nouns are specific names.

Proper nouns are of-

  • Person
  • Animal
  • Planet
  • Star
  • River
  • City
  • State
  • Country
  • Continent
  • Institution
  • Corporation
  • Company
  • Building
  • Road
  • Direction
  • University

We can add proper nouns in above list.

Rules to use Proper Noun

Every day we use proper nouns but when we write a sentence with proper noun, we should keep some rules in our mind.

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 beginning letter of proper nouns capital.
  • Always noun is a single word therefore proper noun is also a single word.

Examples of Proper Noun

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 very intelligent.
  • The Earth is a planet on which we live.
  • The Moon is a satellite of the Earth.
  • Now a days a work of cleaning river Ganga has become fast.
  • That village is at the bank of river Godavari.
  • Mumbai is a capital of Maharashtra.
  • Maharashtra is a developed state of India.
  • India is a part of continent Asia.
  • Xavier’s School is located at Juhu.
  • Mahatma Phule Sanstha is a name of an educational institution.
  • Local government of Mumbai is run by Bombay Municipal Corporation.
  • Microsoft is a software company.
  • A building near Ram Mandir is Matoshri.
  • He built a large house at RSC Road.
  • Sun rises in the East.
  • Mumbai University is renowned over all the world.

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