Parts of Speech - Nouns
NounsA noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples: man, city, book, and courage. Source: Lesson 16 are grouped 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
(love is capitalized because it begins the sentence)