Parts of Speech - Nouns
Nouns are classified into two general classifications, proper and common. Proper nouns name a special person, place, or thing and begin with capital letters. All other nouns begin with small letters and are common nouns.
Examples of common nouns include: city, man, boat, and radio. These could be changed into proper noun forms by naming specifics: Salt Lake City, Mr. Jones, Santa Maria, and Motorola.
Instructions: Pick out the nouns in these sentences and tell if they are common or proper.
1. Becky went with her sisters to Disneyland on Friday.
Becky, Disneyland, and Friday -- proper nouns
sisters -- common noun
2. My youngest son is in Brazil until September.
Brazil and September -- proper nouns
son -- common noun
3. Mr. Smith works with his wife in Los Angeles.
Mr. Smith and Los Angeles -- proper nouns
wife -- common noun
4. Love could bring marriage to Mark and Terri.
Mark and Terri -- proper nouns
love and marriage -- common nouns