A common noun names any person, place, or thing. Example: The man read the book. A proper noun names a particular person, place, or thing. Example: John read War and Peace.
Directions: Circle the common nouns in the sentences below. Underline the proper nouns that should begin with a capital letter. 1. The famous face on the united states one-dollar bill is george washington. 2. Our first president lived at mount vernon as a young man. 3. He led our troops in the revolutionary war. 4. george washington had a great deal of faith in our new country. 5. He did not want the power to be king. 6. His parents were augustine and mary washington.