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Proper Nouns and Proper Adjectives

Capitalize all proper nouns and proper adjectives. A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing. Proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns.

  Montana is Spanish for “mountain.”

  Ohio is Seneca for “great river.”

  (proper nouns)

  I love Mexican food.

  I also enjoy Chicago-style pizza.

  (proper adjectives)

Words Used as Nouns

Capitalize words such as mother, father, mom, dad, aunt, and uncle when these words are used as names.

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