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What is a proper noun?

 

Definition
 

A proper noun is a noun that is the name of a specific individual, place, or object.

Examples (English)
 
  • Joseph
  • New York City
  • Empire State Building
Sources
 

Neufeldt 1991 1078

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 177


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