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Common or Proper Nouns?

Created by Carole Whitney

and Terry Sams
A common noun names any
person, place or thing.


Which of these words are
common nouns?
crayons painted

pencils clay

artist studio

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the next list.
Yes, that is correct!
Sorry, you’re wrong!
Proper nouns name a particular
person, place or thing.

Vincent Iris by
Van Gogh Georgia
Sistine Chapel OKeeffe
Which of these are proper

pastel Prang sculptor

Knoxville Museum of Art

gallery crayon

Michelangelo’s Pieta
Yes, that is correct!
Sorry, you’re wrong!
For more help identifying
common and proper nouns
visit the Proper Noun tutorial