Term: Proper Nouns

Definition:

Proper nouns are the names of individual people, places, titles, calendar times, etc..

eg: Janet; Simon; London; The President; Tuesday.

Proper nouns are always written with a capital letter. Nouns which are not written with a capital letter do not refer to the name of an individual person or thing and are called common nouns.


 

See Also: Concrete Noun; Abstract Noun; Adjectival Noun; Noun as Adjective; Collective Noun; Mass Noun; Substantive; Proper Adjectives

Category: Nouns