Pengertian Proper Noun dan Contohnya (Kursus Bahasa Inggris)

Kursus Bahasa Inggris – Pada umumnya, tiap kata benda akan digolongkan di dalam dua tipe, yakni common noun serta proper noun. Proper noun adalah kata benda yang memberikan nama pada orang, tempat, atau benda.

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Proper noun memiliki karakteristik yaitu memberikan nama kepada sesuatu secara spesifik dan diawali dengan huruf kapital. Pada tabel berikut ini akan terlihat perbedaan antara common noun dan proper noun.

 

Common Noun                                 Proper Noun

Adele                                                    singer

Superman                                           movie

Nicholas Saputra                                actor

Bandar Lampung                                city

Wardah                                             cosmetic

Aqua                                               mineral water

Faber Castle                                     pencil

University of Lampung                   school

Kennedy                                             man

Vianna                                              woman

 

Contoh Proper Noun dalam Kalimat:

  1. Vania continues her study to University of Lampung.
  2. My brother insisted having dinner at Mc Donalds last night whereas I was in diet.
  3. Sometimes, I buy some cosmetics at Guardian since it gives many discounts.
  4. Bengawan Solo is very famous in Java and there is a song with the same name of that river.
  5. Every Sunday, I go swimming with Leila.
  6. Cikita was sad because she lost Bryan, her little dog.
  7. I named my dolls Lizy and Prilly.
  8. Please buy a box of Indomie for my older sister. She really loves it.
  9. Do you agree if Indonesia stops the production of cigarette?
  10. Rania works at Purnama Jaya Sehat hospital since January 2016.

 

Menggunakan Huruf Kapital dalam Proper Nouns

Untuk semua nama tempat, orang, atau benda haruslah diawali dengan huruf kapital. Namun, terdapat pula kata benda yang bisa digunakan sebagai common noun dan proper noun.

Contohnya seperti kata father. Perbedaannya dapat dilihat dari dua contoh kalimat berikut ini:

“Will you come with your father?”

“Would you like to have dinner with me, Father?”

 

Dari kedua contoh tersebut, terlihat jelas bahwa ketika kata father digunakan untuk kata sapa kepada ayah kita, maka kata father diawali dengan huruf kapital.

Kata father dalam kalimat itu diposisikan sama dengan Dad serta nama orang.

 

Latihan

Cobalah perhatikan kalimat-kalimat di bawah ini. Identifikasi manakah yang merupakan proper noun.

  1. General Pratama Bakti is the leader of Indonesian soldier squad for conflict area.
  2. My daughter likes my handmade chocolate cookies more than Oreo.
  3. They order the new menu in Pizza Hut because it is their favourite fast food restaurant.
  4. My hometown is Bandar Lampung and it is a lovely city with various culinary delights.
  5. Is your mother’s name Syafa Faizha Liana?
  6. Will you come to my wedding party in Bandung?
  7. I drank too much Coca Cola and Fanta last night. It made me feel pain my stomach.
  8. My favourite cosmetic brand is Wardah. The quality is very good and the price is affordable.
  9. I prepare some Faber Castle pencils for the national examination next week.
  10. When Dendy was on the way to Australia, he got an email that announced him as an awardee of United States scholarship.

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