• English grammar
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  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • English proper and common nouns

    What are common nouns?

    Common nouns definition

    Common nouns are non-capitalized generic nouns that refer to people, animals, ideas, and objects. The only time they are written with a capital letter is if they are at the beginning of the sentence. 

    Common nouns examples

    • mountain
    • coffee
    • book
    • meal

    What are proper nouns?

    Proper nouns definition

    Proper nouns are used to refer to something very specific, unlike common nouns. They can refer to people, animals, places, things, and ideas. Whether in the beginning, middle or end of the sentences they always begin with a capital letter. There are several categories of proper nouns that we will explore further in this lesson. 

    Identifying days of the week, months, and holidays

    • Monday is my least favorite day of the week.
    • I was born in November.
    • Christmas is just around the corner, I can't wait!
    • I wish we had Thanksgiving in Europe.

    Names of people and brands

    • I thought Emma was the love of my life but I was wrong.
    • The name of your new assistant is Salina.
    • I love flying with Japan Airlines.
    • I recently earned a Gold status with Star Alliance

    Geographical locations, officially recognized places, and buildings

    • I am from Plovdiv. It is a medium-sized city in Bulgaria.
    • My best friend is studying in New York.
    • I went on a cruise on the Rhine river last year.
    • We would really like to explore Asia
    • Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon National Park?
    • Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world.
    • Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks.

    Nationalities, languages and religious terms

    • They are Australians.
    • Originally, I am Belgian.
    • She speaks French, Russian, English, and Dutch.
    • I studied French in high school.
    • Are you a Christian?
    • I respect you, regardless of what God you believe or don't believe in.

    Historical events, titles, magazines, works of art

    • The Nanking Massacre is one of the most horrible things I have ever studied about.
    • The Wall Street Crash of 1929 marked the beginning of the Great Depression.
    • Jack Dawson believed he was the King of the world.
    • Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning queen of the United Kingdom.
    • My favorite newspaper is The Guardian.
    • The Starry Night was painted by Vincent van Gogh.

     

    Exercises

    English proper and common nouns theory test

    Test on proper and common nouns in English

    Common and proper nouns worksheet in English

    Proper and common nouns exercises in English