Common and Proper Nouns

Common nouns name any person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns are the names of individual people, places, things, or ideas. Proper nouns should always be capitalized.

Examples:
Common Nouns
boy
river
car
doctor
town
candy bar

Proper Nouns

James
Mississippi River
Ford
Doctor
Jefferson
Rockledge
Baby Ruth

Hint: Don’t forget to capitalize all parts of proper nouns. Many people forget to capitalize words like river and county in proper nouns like Ohio River and Orange County

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