Proper nouns

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A proper noun is the name of people, places or organisations.
We use capital letters for :
for proper nouns:
Tony Blair, Birmingham, China, the United Nations, …

for festivals:
Christmas; Deepawali; Easter; Ramadan; Thanksgiving, …

for a title:
I was talking to Doctor Wilson recently.
Everything depends on President Obama.
Call the Professor Johnson.

for the names of books, films, plays and paintings:
=> we use capital letters for the nouns, adjectives and verbs in the name:
I have been reading ‘The Old Man and The Sea’.
You can see the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.

for an artistic creation:
Recently a Van Gogh was sold for five millions dollars.
We were listening to Mozart.
I’m reading an Agatha Christie.