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proper noun


The example will be clearer if you can use a well-known proper noun instead of a common noun.
  a name for an individual person, place, or organization — almost always written with an initial capital letter
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Strongly Associated with:   common noun
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  • The example will be clearer if you can use a well-known proper noun instead of a common noun.
  • You only have capitals at the beginning of a word, and only if it’s the start of a sentence, or if it’s a proper noun, like a name.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • In Song of Solomon (1977), Toni Morrison’s main family chooses names by allowing the family Bible to fall open, then pointing without looking at the text; whatever proper noun the finger points to, there’s the name.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • This custom, perhaps, has paved the way for another: that of making given names of any proper nouns that happen to strike the fancy.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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  • Do you remember—," he began, and launched into a story that contained so many mysterious names and proper nouns that Clary didn’t even bother trying to follow it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • They invariably capitalize such terms as /Government/, /Prime Minister/ and /Society/, when used as proper nouns; they capitalize /Press/, /Pulpit/, /Bar/, etc., almost as often.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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Associated words [difficulty]:   proper noun [9] , common noun [9] , common noun [9]
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