Wednesday, 14 December 2011


another bbm
Name: ____________________________________________ Side 1

Common and Proper Nouns

A common noun names a general person, place or thing.
examples: I went to the city.
                The man was kind.

A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing. Always
capitalize the first letter of a proper noun.
examples: I went to San Francisco.
Mr. Brown was kind.
My new puppy, Perro, is playful.

Directions: Underline the common nouns with a blue crayon.
Underline the proper nouns with a red crayon.
1. The house is on Main Street. (1 common, 1 proper)
2. Karen played with her sister. (1 common, 1 proper)
3. Fran went to Friendly’s Pet Shop. (2 proper)
4. The car stopped quickly. (1 common)
5. Morgan Boulevard is a busy street. (1 proper, 1 common)
6. Michael and his friend chased the kitten. (1 proper, 2 common)
7. Did you see Kevin at the party? (1 proper, 1 common)
8. Laura looked at the stars through her telescope. (1 proper, 2 common)
9. There were no yellow markers in the box. (2 common)
10. Have you ever eaten a cheeseburger at Burger Planet?(1 common, 1 proper)
11. A young boy found a dollar on the sidewalk. (3 common)
12. Mary sat by the fire and roasted a marshmallow. (1 proper, 2 common)

Directions: Write the word “common” next to each common
noun. Re-write each proper noun correctly.
1. alice smith ______________
2. carpenter _______________
3. dog _______________
4. max _______________
5. book _______________
6. mayberry library _______________
7. jupiter _______________
8. planet _______________
9. restaurant _______________
10. burger king _______________
interesting way to teach grammar......