Using Proper Nouns

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Proper nouns are often a problem for students learning English

For example, 'She'll be coming home on wednesday." Or, "My birthday is in july."

 people John, Sarah
 holidays New Year’s Day 
 companies Microsoft
 days and months Thursday, September
 cities, towns, states San Francisco
 nationalities and languages French, Thai
 books, series and movies True Detective, Terminator
 oceans, seas, rivers Atlantic Ocean
 mountains Mount Aetna
 countries Finland
In many languages, these words are not capitalized, but in English they are.

What words should be capitalized in the following sentences?

1. When joshua went to ireland last year, he started his trip in dublin.

2. More and more chinese restaurants are opening this year - one just after easter.

3. I've been to the black sea and bulgaria.

4. Too many people want to climb mount everest, which is in nepal.

5. On tuesday she will start her new job with facebook.

6. sandy loved the lord of the rings series by jrr tolkein.

Click here for the correct answers.

1. When Joshua went to Ireland last year, he started his trip in Dublin.

2. More and more Chinese restaurants are opening this year - one just after Easter.

3. I've been to the Black Sea and Bulgaria.

4. Too many people want to climb Mount Everest, which is in Nepal.

5. On Tuesday she will start her new job with Facebook.

6.Sandy loved the Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkein.

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