nouns and pronouns


Following Mum and Dad/mum and dad, does the same apply for grandfather, aunty, uncle, grandchildren etc if they are names? Patty T was helpful

asked Apr 26 '13 at 00:43 val holmes New member

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A person's name is a proper noun, which is capitalized.  When you say "my dad," you are not using his name.  Instead, you are describing him as your parent. 


My uncle was called Uncle Bill.  You might have an aunt that you call Aunty.  My sisters and I called our grandparents Grandma and Grandpa.  I don't have grandchildren yet, but I doubt that I will ever call any of them Grandchild.  Do you see how, in each of these sentences, I have used both a common noun and a proper noun?  I hope this helps. 

link comment answered Apr 26 '13 at 04:18 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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