English/Parts of Speech/Nouns/Proper Nouns

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General: Introduction - Grammar
Parts of speech: Nouns - Verbs - Adjectives - Adverbs - Pronouns - Conjunctions - Prepositions - Interjections
Parts of the sentence: Subjects - Predicates
Word functions: Subjects - Predicates - Direct Objects - Indirect Objects - Objects of the Preposition
Types of sentences: Simple Sentences - Complex Sentences
Types of Phrases: Adjective - Adverb - Noun
Types of Clauses: Adjective - Adverb - Noun
Other English topics: Gerunds - Idiomatic Phrases - Spelling - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Syntax - Appositives - Phonics - Pronunciation

A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, thing, animal, or idea. They are always capitalised (Big Letters). Here are some examples:

  • John went to school.
  • The Great Pyramids are in Egypt.
  • The United Nations is in New York City.
  • My cat's name is Kate.

In English we don't usually use an article (a, an, the) with proper nouns.

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