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Grade 5 - English Language
2.25 Proper and Common Nouns

Nouns are words that stand for a person, place, thing, or an idea. They can be singular (one) or plural (more than one).

Proper nouns name specific people, places or things. They begin with capital letters.
Examples: Detroit, Abraham Lincoln, Mozart, Pacific Ocean, Red Sea

Common nouns name nonspecific people, places or things. They do not begin with capital letters.
Examples: city, chair, book, university, man, dog, sea

More examples:

PROPER NOUNS: Detroit, Picasso, Oakland Community College
COMMON NOUNS: team, artist, college

Directions: Answer the following questions. Also, write five more examples of common nouns and proper nouns and use all of your example words in sentences.

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Grade 5 - English Language
2.25 Proper and Common Nouns

Q 1: Find a proper noun in: My friend Jill loves to go to the docks to watch the boats sail into the harbor.
docks
friend
boats
Jill

Q 2: Find a proper noun in: Jack is specially interested in the boat named Maiden Bonvoyage.
named
interested
boat
Maiden Bonvoyage

Q 3: Find a proper noun in: At Gettysburg Harbor, many boats are always sailing in and out.
many
sailing
Gettysburg Harbor
boats

Q 4: Find a common noun in: Jill has been invited aboard Maiden Bonvoyage by its captain.
aboard
Maiden Bonvoyage
Jill
captain

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