Nouns are divided into common nouns and proper nouns.

Common Nouns: are words for people, animals, places, or things.

  • Here are more words for people:

actor, lawyer, aunt, judge, baby, man
baker, nurse, cook, police officer, dentist, singer
doctor, soldier, giant, teacher

  • Here are more words for animals:

cat, goose, cow, hen, dog, horse
dolphin, mouse, duck, parrot
fish, shark, goat, whale

  • Here are more words for places:

airport, market, cave, mountain
church, playground, farm, restaurant
hill, school, hospital, seashore, hotel, stadium
house, supermarket, island, temple, mall, zoo

  • Here are more words for things:

bag, kite, box, ladder, bread, lamp
can, picture, chair, radio, cot, television
cup, train, desk, truck, door, watch, egg, window

Proper Nouns: Proper nouns are names for particular people, places or things. They always begin with a capital letter.

  • Here are some more names of people:

Ali Baba
Florence Nightingale
Derek Jeter
Pauline
Johnny Depp
Patrick
Harry Potter
Pinocchio
Robin Hood

The names of countries and their people are also proper nouns.

Country People Country People
America Americans Pakistan Pakistanis
Korea Koreans Italy Italians
Egypt Egyptians France the French
Malaysia Malaysians Japan the Japanese
India Indians Thailand Thais

The names of towns, cities, buildings and landmarks are proper nouns.

Bangkok, New Delhi, London, Denver, the Grand Canyon
New York, Central Park, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Brooklyn Bridge
Beijing, Big Ben, Pike’s Peak

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

Days:
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Months:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

The names of mountains, seas, rivers and lakes are proper nouns.

Lake Michigan
the Alps the Himalayas
the Dead Sea the Pacific Ocean
Mount Fuji the Yellow River

You often use the before names of oceans, rivers, seas and ranges of mountains.

Mount means mountain.
It is often used in the names of mountains.

For example: Mount Everest
Mount St. Helens

The written short form for Mount is Mt.
For example: Mt. Everest, Mt. Fuji

The names of festivals, some special events and holidays are proper nouns, too.

  • Here are more names of festivals and holidays:

Christmas, Mother’s Day
Memorial Day, April Fool’s Day
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day, St. Patrick’s Day

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