Last modified on March 17, 2009, at 19:40

Proper noun

A proper noun is the noun that is the name of a specific person, place, or thing. In English, they are normally always capitalized.


  • "man" is not a proper noun, but "Philo Drummond" is.
  • "town" is not proper, but "Jonestown" is.
  • "sword" is non-proper, but "Excalibur" is proper.
  • The only real god is God*.