# I need a proper noun for Asia. Is "Continent" correct?

Sep 2, 2016

"Asia" is the proper noun for the Asian continent.

#### Explanation:

A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place , or thing.
A proper noun is always capitalized.

"Asia" is the proper noun as the name of a specific continent.
The noun"continent" is a common noun as a general word for any continent.
A common noun is capitalized only when it's the first word in a sentence.

The word "Asian" is a proper adjective used to describe a noun as of or from the continent of Asia.
A proper adjective is also always capitalized.