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Grammar English Go Online - Lesson 1.2 : Proper Nouns PDF Print
Friday, 29 July 2011 20:01

Grammar English Go Online - Lesson 1.2 : Proper Nouns


1. Definition:-  The names of particular people, places and things are proper nouns.

- They always begin with a capital letter.

2. Kinds of Proper Nouns

2.1.- These people’s names are proper nouns.

RobinHood            FlorenceNightingale
Aladdin                MuhammadAli
Frankenstein        GeorgeWashington
HarryPotter          DavidBeckham
SantaClaus          JuliaRoberts
MahatmaGandhi    NelsonMandela
Confucius            AlexRodriguez
Mom
Dad
Granny
Grandad
UncleDavid
AuntDiana
Ms.Hall
MissPark
Mrs.Taylor
Mr.Young
Dr.Lee
ProfessorRaj
Jose
YangMing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2. The names of the days of the week and the months of the year are proper nouns.

Days of the week Months Of the years
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

2.3. The names of special days and celebrations are also proper nouns.

NewYear’s Day                          Veterans' Day
Mother’s Day                            Thanksgiving
Independence Day                    Memorial Day
Valentine’s Day                         Halloween
Labor Day                                Christmas
Ramadan                                 YomKippur

2.4. The names of famous places, buildings and monuments are proper nouns.

Big Ben

The Empire State Building

The Sphinx

theTajMahal

Graceland

The Eiffel Tower

the Grand Canyon

the Golden Gate Bridge

the Sydney Opera House

the Great Wall of China

Buckingham Palace

Chaco Canyon Pueblo

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Statue of Liberty


2.5. The names of people who live in a particular country are also proper nouns.

 

Name of Country

Name of People

Name of Country

Name of People

Afghanistan

Samoa

Australia

Britain

NewZealand

Pakistan

China

The Philippines

France

Germany

India

Indonesia

Afghans

Samoans

Australians

theBritish

NewZealanders

Pakistanis

The Chinese

Filipinos

The French

Germans

Indians

Indonesians

Italy

Japan

Korea

Malaysia

Russia

Nicaragua

SouthAfrica

Spain

Switzerland

Thailand

USA

Vietnam

Italians

The Japanese

Koreans

Malaysians

Russians

Nicaraguans

SouthAfricans

Spaniards

theSwiss

Thais

Americans

theVietnames

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