common nouns and proper nouns.

Common Nouns

Words for people, places and things are called common nouns.

  • These common nouns are words for things.

ruler

chair

hammer

bicycle

truth

pen

table

saw

ship

calculator

crayons

sofa

axe

truck

television

pencil

loyalty

drill

ferry

fridge

book

lamp

ladder

train

cooker

dictionary

carpet

lawnmower

bus

computer

courage

telephone

spade

laziness

printer

  • These common nouns are words for places

bank

airport

hotel

gas

station

library

park

museum

farm

mall

zoo

theater

factory

hospital

nursery

station

office

restaurant

mosque

supermarket

school

post

office

university

police

temple

stadium

shop

synagogue

gym

  • These common nouns are words for people who do certain things.

secretary

pilot

police

officer

artist

singer

manager

sailor

gardener

dancer

teacher

driver

plumber

photographer

doctor

writer

farmer

magician

dentist

friend

clerk

athlete

lawyer

brother

technician

Proper Nouns

The names of particular people, places and things are proper nouns. They always begin with a capital letter.

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

August

Wednesday

March

September

Thursday

Monday

January

July

Tuesday

February

April

October

Friday

May

November

Saturday

Sunday

 

 

 

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

New Year’s Day

Veterans’ Day

Mother’s Day

Thanksgiving Independence Day

Thursday

Valentine’s Day

Halloween

Labor Day

Christmas

 

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

Big Ben

the Empire State Building

the Sphinx the Taj Mahal Graceland

the Eiffel Tower

the Grand Canyon

the Golden Gate Bridge

the Sydney Opera House

he Great Wall of China

Buckingham Palace

 

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

Americans

Australians

New Zealanders

the British

Chinese

Filipinos

French

Russians

Germans

Vietnamese