Proper Nouns Examples
There are eight parts of speech that we use in the English language. A noun is a part of speech that refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns function as subject and objects in sentences.
street, teacher, day, month, cat, store
The nouns listed above are all common nouns, meaning they do not refer to a specific person, place, thing, or idea. We use proper nouns when we want to refer to a specific person, place, thing or idea. Proper Nouns are also capitalized. Many of the rules for capitalizing names and places are due to the fact that these are proper nouns.
Examples of Proper Nouns
Elm Street, Mrs. Dean, Friday, November, Whiskers, Wal-Mart
Examples of Proper Nouns in a Sentence
My friend John lives on Taylor Street in the town of Glennville.
Next Monday, we have a quiz in Mrs. Mildred's class at school.
A Blizzard from Dairy Queen is my favorite kind of ice cream to eat in the summer.
My birthday is in June, but my mom's birthday is next Friday!
Do you think we could go to Disney World on vacation next year?
My family is trying to travel to all fifty of the states in the United States, but we are saving Hawaii for last!
I went to Rolling Rock Elementary School, but my little brother Ben will go to Harrelson Elementary.
We are getting a new principal next fall, but I will miss Mrs. Lance.
Do you have a cell phone and is it an IPhone?
If you are going to buy a laptop, you might want to take a look at a Chromebook instead.
Google is a specific type of search engine that you can use to look up information online.
I love to go bowling on Sundays!