Common Noun and Proper Noun Exercises

One of the topics that are included in the English Grammar syllabus of all boards is the common noun and proper noun. It is important that students have the basic knowledge about which is a common noun and which is a proper noun. Basically, common nouns and proper nouns are a subset of the basic grammar topic Noun.

BYJU’S has kept in mind the various types of questions asked in exams and designed the following exercises according to them. If you practise the following common noun and proper noun exercises, you will develop a strong understanding of the concept easily.

Common and Proper Nouns Exercises with Answers

Most students face this dilemma whether their attempted answers are right or not. To make solving exercises easier for students, BYJU’S has now designed exercises with answers so that students can now check whatever they’ve attempted. With the help of the given answers, one can rectify their mistakes. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and practise the given exercises.

Identify the Type of Noun

Read the following given sentences and identify the common or proper nouns in them.

  1. I gave my book to Riya to read.
  2. The Taj Mahal in India is very beautiful.
  3. Red Riding Hood met the fox in the forest.
  4. Mr Tony Stark walks his dog everyday.
  5. The boy ran to his mother.
  6. The flat was in the middle of Lenin Street.
  7. The reporter went to Noida to collect news.
  8. This milk tastes sour.
  9. Rose is a beautiful girl.
  10. I have read the novel by Emily Bronte.
  11. King Arthur was a noble king.
  12. The author wrote a crime novel.
  13. The captain steered the ship from hitting the iceberg.
  14. The old judge passed a unique judgement.
  15. The Milky Way is a big galaxy.
  16. The Indian Express is the newspaper I read regularly.
  17. Sheldon Cooper is an intelligent physicist.
  18. The Ganga is an important river of India.
  19. J.K Rowling wrote the famous novels on Harry Potter.
  20. My uncle works in the Reserve Bank of India.

Answers –

  1. Book – Common Noun, Riya – Proper Noun
  2. Taj Mahal, India – Proper Noun
  3. Red Riding Hood – Proper Noun; fox, forest – Common Noun
  4. Mr Tony Stark – Proper Noun; dog – Common Noun
  5. Boy, mother – Common Noun
  6. Flat – Common Noun; Lenin Street – Proper Noun
  7. Reporter, news – Common Noun; Noida – Proper Noun
  8. Milk – Common Noun
  9. Rose – Proper Noun; Girl – Common Noun
  10. Novel – Common Noun; Emily Bronte – Proper Noun
  11. King Arthur – Proper Noun; king – Common Noun
  12. Author, novel – Common Noun
  13. Captain, ship, iceberg – Common Noun
  14. Judge, judgement – Common Noun
  15. Milky Way – Proper Noun; galaxy – Common Noun
  16. The Indian Express – Proper Noun; newspaper – Common Noun
  17. Sheldon Cooper – Pronoun Noun; physicist – Common Noun
  18. Ganga, India – Proper Noun; river – Common Noun
  19. J.K Rowling, Harry Potter – Proper Noun; book – Common Noun
  20. Uncle – Common Noun; Reserve Bank of India – Proper Noun

Categorise the Nouns

Given below are some nouns which you have to categorise into Common Noun and Proper Noun.

new orleans king key lake budapest
great white shark lotus teacher gwen united nations
titanic sailor forest mother sun
jupiter macbeth tiger duchess steve rogers

Answers –

Common Noun Proper Noun
king New Orleans
key Gwen
lake Great White Shark
lotus Budapest
teacher United Nations
sailor Titanic
forest Sun
mother Jupiter
tiger Macbeth
duchess Steve Rogers

The following exercises will solve your worry about How to Learn English. You can easily solve these exercises and check your answers from the given solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions on Common Noun and Proper Noun Exercises

What is a common noun?

Common nouns refer to those nouns that don’t refer to particular people, things, places or animals. For example, “The man goes to the office.” Here, ‘man’ and ‘office’ are common nouns.

What is a proper noun?

A proper noun refers to the particular/specific names of places, animals, places or things. For example, “The Eiffel Tower is in Paris.” Here, ‘Eiffel Tower’ and ‘Paris’ are names of particular places.

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