Capital Letters for Proper Nouns
Names are proper nouns.

Capital Letters for Proper Nouns

This quiz helps children learn when to use a capital letter for proper nouns. The National Curriculum suggests that children begin to develop this concept in KS1 English and Literacy. However, it is important that children know to start their name with a capital letter. By Year 2 it is expected that children can write names of friends with capitals. They should be able to remember England begins with a capital letter and hopefully start to show awareness of capitalizing other countries.

Your name begins with a capital letter and so does every name given to a person or animal. If I ask you to find me a cat, you can find me any cat as there are lots of them. If I ask you to find Bob, my cat, then there is only one of him. The word cat is a noun, which means there is more than one. The word Bob is a proper noun. All proper nouns must begin with capital letters. Countries all begin with a capital letter because they are also proper nouns.

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  1. There are three children in this picture; which sentence contains a proper noun?
    The name of a person is a proper noun. Jenny is a proper noun but the word 'brothers' is a noun.
  2. Which of these is the correct way to write this country's name?
    Most countries only have one word but if they do have two words, both should begin with capital letters.
  3. If proper nouns always begin with a capital letter; which of these sentences is correct?
    There are two proper nouns in the sentence; both names should begin with a capital letter.
  4. Which one of these sentences is correct?
    Spain is the name of a country and Eve is the girl's name - both are proper nouns.
  5. Have a look at this girl. Which word is a proper noun?
    There are lots of girls and children but there is only one Sarah, so her name is the proper noun.
  6. Which one of these sentences is correct?
    Whenever you write your name or a friend's name make sure you always begin with a capital letter.
  7. This is a hard one - there are lots of proper nouns in these sentences but which one is right?
    It doesn't matter how many names there are, every single one must begin with a capital letter.
  8. All places like cities and countries should begin with a capital letter alongside people's names. Which one of these sentences is correct?
    Any time you write a proper noun, whether it's a name of a country or person, it must always begin with a capital letter.
  9. Countries are also proper nouns. Which of these is the correct way to write this country's name?
    The United Kingdom has two capital letters because both words are part of this country's name.
  10. Have a look at this boy. Which word is a proper noun?
    His name is James and so his name is the proper noun.

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