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Common and Proper Nouns for Class 2 English

This concept deals with types of nouns for class 2. The students will learn about common and proper nouns along with common noun definition and examples. They will also come across the definition of proper noun and common mistakes that should be avoided while using common and proper nouns.

In this learning concept, the students will learn about:

  • To identify common and proper nouns in sentences.
  • To complete the incomplete sentences by adding common and proper nouns.

Each concept is explained to class 2 students as we a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable common and proper nouns worksheets for grade 2 given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept types of Nouns for Class 2 provided in PDF format.


  • A noun is a word that is the name of something. It can be the name of a person, animal, place, thing etc.
  • There are different types of nouns, such as common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, and concrete nouns.

We are going to learn about common nouns and proper nouns.


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Types of Nouns for Class 2:

Nouns are further divided into common nouns and proper nouns.

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Common Nouns:

A common noun is the general name of a group of people, place, or thing.


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Img3_Common noun examples

Proper Nouns:

A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing. It is the specific name given to each person, place, animal or thing.

A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.


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Common Mistake

  1. Common nouns are not in capital letters everywhere. Only the initial letter of a common noun is always written in small letters like aboy, girl, baby, etc. If a sentence begins with a common noun, then it should be written in capital letters.


    1. Plants are important for all the living things on the planet.
    2. Boys and girls play in the playground.
  2. Irrespective of where a proper noun is placed in the sentence, it should always be in capital letters like Ram, India, Sita. Let’s take a look at the usage of nouns in a sentence.


  1. Rahul is staying in India for a month.
  2. Yogesh won the first prize in the international competition held in Australia.

Use this mind map to remember the two types of nouns.

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