Proper Nouns

English Language Arts, Grade 2

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Study Guide Proper Nouns English Language Arts, Grade 2

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PROPER NOUNS What is Meant by a Proper Noun? A proper noun is a special name for a particular person, place, or thing. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter. If there is more than one word for a particular person, place, or thing, then the first, last, and all important words are capitalized. Examples: All names for people and pets are proper nouns. Joe Jane Catherine Larch Mr. Smith Mrs. Green Dr. Kay Fryer Mickey Mouse Kitty Kat The months and days of the week are proper nouns. January December Sunday Saturday The names of places are proper nouns. Rochester, New York The Magic Kingdom Kelley School North Main Street France Mississippi River Holidays are proper nouns. April Fools’ Day Mothers’ Day Christmas Halloween © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Book titles, magazine titles, movie titles, song titles are proper nouns. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Scholastic News Weekly Reader Charlotte’s Web Toy Story America, the Beautiful Try this! Find the proper nouns in each sentence and capitalize each word that should be capitalized. Today is monday, march 7. Ask dr. jones if he will be in toronto, canada on thursday. On wednesday we watched a movie about thanksgiving. Is mexico part of the united states of america? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.