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Proper nouns

Proper nouns are the names that are given to people, pets, distinct places, businesses, days of the week, months, significant dates, and art pieces.
  • My friends JulianBilly and their mom Crystal were flying in yesterday.
  • The movie was shot in Bangkok, which is the capital of Thailand.
  • He was driving a Chevrolet to pick his girlfriend up.
  • I met my best friend on the first Thursday of August in New Zealand.
  • I saw those people around Halloween.
  • My favourite movie is Drive, but I also really like Only God Forgives.
As a general rule, proper nouns are always capitalised.
  • My friends JulianBilly and their mom Crystal were flying in yesterday.
  • The movie was shot in Bangkok, which is the capital of Thailand.
  • He was driving a Chevrolet to pick his girlfriend up.
  • I met my best friend on the first Thursday of August in New Zealand.
  • I saw those people around Halloween.
  • My favourite movie is Drive, but I also really like Only God Forgives.

 

Common nouns

Any noun that is not a name, that is, any noun that is not a proper noun, is a common noun. By exclusion from the above categories, most nouns are common nouns.

  • My friends Julian, Billy and their mom Crystal were flying in yesterday.
  • The movie was shot in Bangkok, which is the capital of Thailand.
  • He was driving a Chevrolet to pick his girlfriend up.
  • I met my best friend on the first Thursday of August in New Zealand.
  • I saw those people around Halloween.
  • My favourite movie is Drive, but I also really like Only God Forgives.

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