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Kinds of Nouns - 5th Grade Grammar


Kinds of Nouns - 5th Grade Grammar

Kinds of Nouns - 5th Grade Grammar


A noun names a person, place, thing, event, or idea. 

Common and Proper Nouns

A common noun names any person, place, thing, or event. 
        The teacher opened the atlas. (common)

A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing and begins with a capital letter. Some proper nouns may contain more than one word. Days of the week, months of the year, and holidays are proper nouns. 
        George Washington
        The Library of Congress
        Fourth of July
        Mrs. Hunter showed us Australia. (proper)

Concrete and Abstract Nouns

A concrete noun names a person, place, or thing. It is something you can see, hear, smell, taste, or feel. 
        Ben set the painting on the easel.

An abstract noun is an idea or concept. You cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or feel it. 
        Art adds beauty to the soul.

Capitalizing Proper Nouns

A proper noun always begins with a capital letter. When proper nouns contain more than one word, capitalize each important word. 

Capitalize the names of days, months, holidays, historical events, geographical names, nationalities, and organizations. 
        Presidents’ Day
        Shays’s Rebellion
        American Heart Association 

Some proper nouns are abbreviated, or shortened. An initial is the first letter of a name. Initials and titles are capitalized and end with a period. Abbreviations of days and months are also capitalized. 
        E.B. White
        Mrs. Jackson

Kinds of Nouns Activity

Select the kind of the underlined noun.

Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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