McGraw-Hill/Irwin Business English at Work, 3/e. © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Chapter 6. Capitalization. Capitalization Rules. Capitalize the first word in a sentence. . Managing time reduces stress.
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Business English at Work, 3/e
© 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Managing time reduces stress.
The Benbow Inn is in California.
We attended a time management workshop.
Elena Catelli Nick
I return my phone calls at 11 a.m.
He kept his urgent papers in a red folder.
Kansas City is located in both Kansas and Missouri.
The village of Estes Park is in the mountains of Colorado.
the Oval Office Air Force One
Mother Nature a Big Mac
Big Brother (intrusive big government)
the Beltway (Washington, D.C.)
the Big Apple (New York City)
City of Angels (Los Angeles)
the Pacific Rim
Italian leather french fries
Greek food manila folder
Australian hat arabic numbers
Proper Adjectives Commonly Used Adjectives
Valley of the Moon Camp Inn at the Tides
The Pet Pantry University of Wisconsin
our club’s policies
the mission of the college
The Human Resources Department offers time management seminars.
The Staffing Committee meets once a week.
I work for the Research Division of our company.
Call someone in their accounting department about your refund.
I have already contacted someone in your customer service department.
The Republic of Ireland
National Park Service
Human Services Department
Cultural Heritage Board
the Housethe Congress
Mrs. Jamie Chen Dr. Bruce Comstock
Professor Desha Jackson Mayor Jessica McMurray
George W. Bush, President of the United States
Thomas Vilsack, Governor of Iowa
Robin Matthews, president of Evergreen Nursery
Dan Johanson, secretary of United Farm Workers of America
the secretary to the president
The manager reviewed our priorities.
When will you vote on the bill, Senator?
The President called the meeting to order.
Capitalize the title of a family member when it is used by itself or when it is used in direct address.
I always wondered how Father found time to coach Little League.
I will not be home for dinner tonight, Mom.
Capitalize the title of a family member when it precedes a name.
I ride to work with Aunt Julia.
Ames Daily Tribune Travel and Leisure
The Boston Globe Sports Illustrated magazine
“The Death of a Salesman” (play)
“The Phantom of the Opera” (musical production and movie)
Summit Avenue Walking Tour
Child Safety Law 102
Family and Medical Leave Act
the animal control regulations
several conservation bills
Jan Reynolds, Ph.D, teaches time management.
She received her associate’s degree from Pikes Peak Community College.
Mark speaks Danish and Swedish fluently.
This computer program translates English into
Office Communications 202
majoring in computer applications at the community college
earning an accounting degree at the university
completed classes in business English and communications
Capitalize the names of nationalities, ethnic groups, and races.
Capitalize the names of specific religious groups, religious days and books, names of churches, and any adjectives formed from religious terms.
Capitalize days of the week and months of the year.
Do not capitalize the name of a season unless it is listed with a specific year or is included in the specific name of an event.
summer sales Art in Autumn Festival
Do not capitalize time periods, decades, or centuries used in a general way.
first-quarter earnings the last century
Do not capitalize a.m. or p.m. or general times of the day.
The seminar began at 9 a.m.
Our luncheon will start at noon.
Capitalize compass directions when they designate specific regions of the country.
the Far East in the South
Capitalize derivatives of specific regions.
Do not capitalize general compass points or directions.
northern Minnesota east side of Chicago
turn west on Interstate 5 travel north on Ely Road
Capitalize compass points that are part of a street name.
250 South Eastman Lane 312 Swan Drive, SE
Capitalize an abbreviation representing a proper noun.
UPS United Parcel Service
AFLAC American Family Life Assurance Company
Capitalize some shortened forms of common nouns.
CPA certified public accountant
PC personal computer
CEO chief executive officer
Capitalize nouns when they precede a letter or number.
Volume 5 Highway 126
Do not capitalize the first letters of the words line,paragraph, page, size,and verse when they precede a number.
page 3 paragraph 4
Capitalize trademarks or specific brand names.
Do not capitalize the type of product.
Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation that is a complete sentence.
Brenda said, “We are finishing a project.”
Do not capitalize the first word of a quotation that cannot stand as a complete sentence.
My manager said there is no “free lunch.”
Do not capitalize the first word of the second part of an interrupted quotation.
“Wasted time,” Elaine said, “helps you reduce tension.”
Capitalize the first word following a colon if two or more complete sentences are involved.
Consider these ideas for overcoming procrastination: Set a deadline and stick with it. Start with small portions of the project.
Do not capitalize the first word of material following a colon if it is not a complete sentence.
Shelly said that time wasters are categorized into two types: internal and external.
Remember: Do priority tasks first.
Michelle had one major goal for the day: she wanted to complete the report.
Jessica needs more time to research the project. (She estimates that her research will take a week.)
The research time (this was expected to take one week) is taking longer than anticipated.
I. TIME MANAGEMENT SUGGESTIONS
A. Set Goals
B. Prioritize Tasks
1. Attach deadlines
2. Say “no”
C. Prepare “To Do” List
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