To learn any language it is essential to have a basic idea of its grammar. Since the language of English is an international language that holds significance in each country, children are taught English grammar from a very young age. When starting with grammar, children at first are taught about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and other parts of speech. The printable worksheet includes exercises regarding nouns and their types.
A noun is a word that refers to any person, thing, animal, place, quality, idea, or action. In other words, A noun is a word that names something, be it a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns can play the role of subject, direct object, indirect object, subject complement, object complement, appositive, or adjective in a sentence. There are several types of nouns but every noun can be classified as either common or proper.
A common noun or generic noun is the generic name of an item in a class or group and is not capitalized unless appearing at the beginning of a sentence or in a title. It is the generic name for one item in a class or group. Common nouns can be concrete, abstract, or collective. Example: Boy, Girl, etc.
A proper noun is a specific name of a person, place, or thing. It names a particular person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are always capitalized in English, no matter the place they have in a sentence. Example: Ashley, Australia, etc.
This is the first sheet. Ask your student to underline the proper nouns in the following sentences.
The second worksheet focuses on common nouns. Here, children have to circle the common nouns in the given sentences.
In the final sheet, each sentence has at least one common and one proper noun. Students are to underline the proper nouns with red crayons and the common nouns with blue crayons in the following sentences.
It is of paramount significance that students understand the differences between a common and a proper noun. These dictate several rules in grammar that are needed to speak fluently, read easily, and write correctly. Children should be taught in a manner that they understand the difference in no time. You can use other exercises to test their understanding later on. Download the worksheet and get started now. Browse our website for more such worksheets and other educational content for your students or young ones.