Proper nounsProper nouns are nouns that refer to a particular person, place, institution, time, or thing. Many proper nouns are used without a determiner, e.g. Hell, Asia, Father Christmas. Others are always preceded by the, e.g. the BBC, the Church of England. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter.
These nouns are labelled N-PROPER in the Collins Cobuild English Dictionary.
It is only 14 months since Australia beat England, but the two sides are well-matched.
The BBC's licence fee is to rise in line with inflation.
The Church of England decided to move into full communion with the Lutheran state churches of Scandinavia and the Baltic.
The outer surface of the Earth consists of about two dozen interlocking plates which slowly grind against each other.
Remnants of the ice cap that once blanketed the entire country during the Ice Age can be seen in the distance.
There is a wealth of information available on the Internet.
The fact is that Oxbridge simply wants to recruit the 'best' students, from whatever background.
How he finally reached the South Pole is a mystery that will be revealed in the fullness of time.
Note that many nouns referring to family members, such as Mum and Dad, can be proper nouns (used without a determiner) when someone refers to their own relative.
When it was time to mow the yard, Grandpa always enjoyed doing it himself.
Mummy bought it for me in the market at Fuengirola.