Is pilgrims a proper noun? and New World?

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So if it is capatalized is it a proper noun?? Pilgrims

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So if it is capatalized is it a proper noun?? Pilgrims

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    With "pilgrims", it depends.

    Generally, "pilgrims" - the generic name for people who go on a pilgrimage - is not a proper noun. But it's a proper noun when referrring to the Pilgrims (aka the Pilgrim Fathers), the particular group of settlers in America. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrims_%28Plymouth_...

    New World, when referring to the Americas, is a proper noun.

  • 8 years ago

    New World is the name of a place, so it is a proper noun.

    Although, pilgrims is not a proper noun because 1) it's not capitalized and 2) it's the common name to call people. It's not the same to call a person from America "Americans", because that IS a proper nown, but pilgrims isn't.

  • 4 years ago

    Do You Capitalize Pilgrims

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