English/Parts of Speech/Nouns/Proper Nouns
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|Types of Phrases: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
|Types of Clauses: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
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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.