Proper Nouns

Proper Nouns :

You are familiar with the concept of NOUN. In addition, you know, there are various nouns. The first important noun is this type of noun. The word used to indicate the specific person or a place or an organization or a thing or an idea is called this type of noun. The first letter of this noun will be written in Capital letter. Examples of this type of noun are :

New York
The Bible
Sri Lanka

There are the specific names of person or things or places. The word MAN is also noun. But the word MAN can indicate any man in the street. If you want to specify a particular person, you have to use his name. JOHN is his name. So, the word JOHN is the noun of this type. As the name indicates, JOHN point out the specific person called JOHN. So, the same case with other nouns of this type mentioned above. The MOUNTAIN is a common name. But the word HIMALAYA speaks about the particular mountain called HIMALAYA. So the word HIMALAYA is called this type of noun.

This type of noun need not be a single word.

Pacific Ocean : This is also this type of noun. Although this has two words in it, both the words are capitalized. Both collectively is called this type of noun.

Central Green Park, Anna University, Harvard University, Saint John Kennedy University, etc…. there are more such nouns which can be treated as this type of nouns.

We could find an equivalent common noun for every proper noun. But not vice versa.

Kennedy is an equivalent of the word MAN. But the word MAN is not an equivalent of the word KENNEDY. This implies that whenever we use the term KENNEDY, we can use the term MAN. But whenever we use the term MAN, we could not use the term KENNEDY. The reason is obvious. These types of nouns indicate persons, places, things, ideas and concepts.

Few more examples for this type of nouns are here.

1. Christmas
2. Diwali
3. London
4. Ponparappi
5. Kansas
6. Tamil Nadu
7. United Kingdom
8. Sri Lanka
9. United States of America
10. The Bible
11. Thanksgiving
12. Tamil
13. French
14. Malayalam
15. Germany
16. Sweden
17. Apple
18. Guava
19. Google
20. English
21. Queen Elizabeth
22. King Leas
23. YouTube
24. Facebook
25. Quora
26. Twitter


  1. The Noun
  2. Kinds of Nouns
  3. Kinds of Nouns in English
  4. Types of Nouns in English
  5. Correct Usage of Nouns
  6. Classification of Nouns
  7. Common Nouns
  8. Abstract Nouns
  9. Collective Nouns
  10. Nouns of Multitude
  11. Material Nouns
  12. Compound Nouns
  13. Concrete Nouns
  14. Countable Nouns
  15. Uncountable Nouns
  16. Count Nouns
  17. Mass Nouns
  18. Pronouns
  19. Abstract Nouns formed from Adjectives
  20. Abstract Nouns formed from Common Nouns
  21. Abstract Nouns formed from Verbs
  22. Abstract Nouns of the same form as Verbs
  23. Absolute Phrases
  24. Noun and Gender
  25. Nouns and Gender
  26. Masculine Nouns and Feminine Nouns
  27. Masculine Nouns
  28. Feminine Nouns
  29. Ways of forming the feminine of nouns
  30. Exceptional Masculine Nouns and Feminine Nouns
  31. Exceptional Feminine Nouns
  32. Foreign Feminine Nouns
  33. Nouns in Common Gender
  34. Common Gender Nouns
  35. Neuter Pronouns
  36. Neuter Gender Nouns
  37. Gender of Personified Things
  38. Noun and Case
  39. Kinds of Cases in English
  40. Noun and Number
  41. Singular and Plural
  42. Singular Nouns and Plural Nouns
  43. Ways of forming plurals
  44. Formation of Plurals
  45. Compound Nouns and Plurals
  46. Noun Infinitive
  47. Noun to Verb
  48. The Noun

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