When you think about it, nouns, along with verbs, form the basic structure of the English language. After all, a noun is a naming word. It’s used to identify, or name, a person, place, thing, animal, or idea. When small children are learning to talk usually the first words they learn are nouns, like “mama” or “daddy.”Nouns, and proper nouns as well, have many different functions in a sentence. They can act as a subject, an adjective, an adverb, as a direct or indirect object, an appositive, or a subject or object complement. In addition to different functions, there are different types of nouns, too. This article will concentrate on one particular type, namely proper nouns.