proper Noun

Proper Noun- The Specific Name

A proper noun is a kind of noun that is a 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.

  • Shakespeareis a famous writer.
  • Chetan Bhagatis a renowned Indian writer.
  • Pruthvilives on M. G Road.
  • My dog,Moti is very intelligent.
  • TheEarth is a planet on which we live.
  • TheMoon is a satellite of the Earth.
  • Now a days a work of cleaning riverGanga has become fast.
  • That village is at the bank of riverGodavari.
  • Mumbaiis a capital of Maharashtra.
  • Maharashtrais a developed state of India.
  • Indiais a part of continent Asia.
  • Xavier’s Schoolis located at Juhu.
  • Mahatma Phule Sansthais a name of an educational institution.
  • Local government ofMumbai is run by Bombay Municipal Corporation.
  • Microsoftis a software company.
  • A building nearRam Mandir is Matoshri.
  • He built a large house onRSC Road.
  • Sunrises in the East.
  • Mumbai Universityis renowned over all the world.

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