Is Jew a proper noun?


Is Jew a proper noun?


A 'Jew' is someone who follows the religion of Judaism. Judaism is oldest religion which worships one god. It is known to date back at least 4,000 years. It is estimated that there are approximately 14 or 15 million Jews in the world today.

Answer and Explanation:

The noun 'Jew' is a proper noun. It names a follower of a specific religion. Because of this, 'Jew' is capitalized. Similar words, including 'Christian' and 'Muslim' are also proper nouns and are always capitalized.

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What is a Proper Noun? - Examples & Definition


Chapter 10 / Lesson 12

View a list of proper noun examples. Learn about how common nouns differ from proper nouns, if a name is a noun, and the rules for capitalizing proper nouns.

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