What is a noun?
A noun is a word for a person, place, thing or an abstract
A common noun is a general word for any person,
place, thing, or idea.
person: girl, shopkeeper, truck driver, sculptor, teacher,
place: continent, ocean, country, state,
mountain range, wildlife preserve, park
thing: dog, cookie, computer, water, shoes,
banana, street, moth, skyscraper
abstract idea: happiness, fun, forgiveness, hatred,
A proper noun is the name of a person, place,
thing, or a title. Proper nouns always have the first letter of
each word capitalized.
person: Ben, Mike, Helen, Josie, Abraham
Lincoln, Cleopatra, Marge Simpson
place: Melbourne, Mexico, Gold Coast, the Rocky
Mountains, the Nile Delta
thing: The Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Everest,
Eiffel Tower, Queen Mary 2, Oreo Cookie
title: Mayor of Cincinnati, War and Peace by Tolstoy,
"Let It Be" (Beatles), Magna Carta (1215)