Common and Proper Nouns 1

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I went to the circus with my family.
family
with
the
went
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John Bill Ricketts brought the first circus to the U.S. in 1793.
in
John
circus
U.S.
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Isaac Van Amburgh was the first person to train lions.
train
lions
Isaac Van Amburgh
the
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My Aunt Jenny is afraid of lions for some reason.
lions
for
afraid
Jenny
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Trapeze artists do tricks on bars and ropes.
on
do
artists
and
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Albert Petrovski set the record for juggling eleven rings at the same time.
performed
same
Albert
record
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A tightrope walker known as The Great Farini crossed the Niagara Falls.
Farini
walker
Niagara
known
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Forte the Ringmaster greeted the crowd by saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages..."
of
greeted
Forte
Ladies
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Modern circuses tell a story or convey a theme with traditional circus skills.
traditional
or
convey
theme
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Chumbo may have been the biggest clown in the circus, but he still rode the tiniest unicycle.
unicycle
biggest
rode
Chumbo
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In the days before lighting, it was the ringmaster's job to tell the audience where to look.
before
lighting
where
look
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The Barnes Brother's Circus was so tightly packed that we felt like we were climbing into a clown car when we filed into our seats.
packed
seats
tightly
Barnes Brother's Circus
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The English word circus comes from the Greek word kirkos, which means circle or ring.
comes
means
Greek
word
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The seven Ringling brothers turned a small-time act into one of America's largest circuses.
act
turned
largest
Ringling
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Gargantua was a gorilla who saved the circus by drawing big crowds.
big
drew
gorilla
Gargantua
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Fewer people went to circuses after World War II, perhaps due to a crazy new device called TV.
new
World War II
people
called
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Circus activities take place within a ring, and large circuses have many rings.
take
many
large
ring
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Character clowns play a role like butcher or baker.
butcher
play
or
like
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The whiteface clown usually leads the other clowns.
___
___
___
___
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Red clowns are often the ones who get the pies in the face, accidentally sit in wet paint, or have their pants ripped off.
sit
accidentally
wet
paint
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Charlie Chaplin studied the art of clowning.
the
studied
clowning
Charlie
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Americans call a clown's act a gag while Europeans call it an entree.
clown's
act
entree
Americans
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I saw a circus from China featuring a performer who spun many plates on sticks.
performer
plates
featuring
China
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Hoppy the Clown exaggerated how hard it was to ride his unicycle.
hard
exaggerated
Hoppy
unicycle
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Emmett Leo Kelly was a famous clown who created "Weary Willie," the hobo clown.
clown
hobo
Weary Willie
famous
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When Irvin Feld noticed that there were only 14 clowns left in the show, and that many of them were in their 50s, he started a clown college.
Irvin
remaining
When
circus
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Animal trainer, Gunther Gebel-Williams, appeared on many TV shows with his tigers.
tigers
Gunther
Animal
appeared
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We asked the vendor selling Coca-Cola how much they cost and his response almost made me do a backflip.
backflip
asked
We
Coca-Cola
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The Ringling Bros. began retiring their elephants in 2015 in a move that pleased animal activists but upset some fans.
fans
move
Ringling Bros.
activists
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Students could attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College for free at one time.
attend
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College
Students
free
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