Grammar Openers. Capitalization. Rule #1: Capitalize the first word of every sentence. Jack told me all about it. Rule #2: Always capitalize the pronoun I . Bob, Fred, and I went fishing.
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Jack told me all about it.
Bob, Fred, and I went fishing.
“As I was counting them,” she said, “he started to wrap them.”
He asked for a ride: He could not take another step.
I will leave the following items for you: my toolbox, the saw, and some tape.
Hi, my name is Tom, and I’m from Texas.
This summer, I visited Ireland and the Tower of London.
Our first break this year will be Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd.
I’m from the Department of Agriculture, and I’m sorry, but I don’t speak Spanish.
The Nobel Peace Prize was given to Woodrow Wilson aboard the USS Missouri.
Jaime owns a German shepherd.
Judy subscribes to a Spanish-language newspaper.
Senator Pilter was re-elected for a second term.
The congressman followed the results of the election.
I’m glad you can join us, Grandmother.
Evan’s mother looks nice for graduation.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” and Declaration of Independence represent America’s philosophy.
The English are known for great literature, such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, while Germans are known for their music, such as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
This year, I will be taking woodworking, English, Honors Chemistry, and world history.
After French class, I have to rush across the building to biology.
The room is fifty-two feet long.
The recipe calls for one-half cup of milk when three quarters of an hour has passed.
The members took a 20-minute break.
In mid-March, we are going to see a post-Renaissance art exhibit.
The five-year-old boy had no idea that he had just met his future mother-in-law.
The teachers and the students plan to su -pport the principal as long as he is here.
The teachers and the students plan to sup- port the principal as long as he is here.
Dan, a tennis champion, serves more a- ces than anyone I know.
After hitting the game-winning run, Ty- ler celebrated with his teammates.
Hybrid cars, wind turbines, and solar-pow- ered houses are environmentally friendly.
The boy’s hat blew off in the wind.
James’ parents’ jobs were eliminated during the recession.
The men’s coats were drenched by the sudden rainshower.
[Wichita Falls High School]’s main office is to the right of the front door.
For goodness’ sake, five days’ vacation is not too much to ask.
I enjoyed Patricia and Tom’s dinner party.
[Someone]’s raincoat was left wet on the floor of the kitchen.
Unfortunately, his red truck ran into their white house, causing a lot of damage.
Don’t even try to tell me it’s all going to be OK.
We have had two ?’s in a row about a’s and an’s.
Jane is getting ready to compete, but I won’t be able to see her perform.
The snow clumped on the house, some of the gutters snapped under the weight.
*Commas are used more than any other internal punctuation mark.
The critic wrote that the food was great, the atmosphere was exceptional, and the music was beautiful.
Working next to each other in the office, we introduced ourselves and started to chat.
After a long, tiring, challenging race, Susie was ready for a soak in the hot tub.
After many long days of work, we were tired.
Eve’s personality, not her beauty, won Frank’s heart.
We could not, therefore, buy them.
The engagement took place on February 10, 2009, and they were married on June 6, 2010.
Rule #10: When a geographical name is made up of two or more parts, use a comma after each item.
My parents, who moved to Dallas, Texas, missed their old friends.
They’re going to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, for their spring choir trip.
Rule #11: With large numbers of more than three digits, use a comma after every third digit starting from the right.
1,000,000 dollars 2,500 cars
We visited our friends house in Helena Montana on september 17 2008.
Rule #12: Do not use commas in ZIP codes, telephone numbers, page numbers, years, or house numbers.
Rule #13: Use a comma after each item in an address made up of two or more parts.
Send a card to the Santana family, 350 Ocean Lane, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
Rule #14: Use a comma after the salutation in a personal letter and after the closing in all letters.
Dear Aunt Sarah, Your friend,
Send an invitation to Theodore Keyes 112 Jackson Lane Miami Florida 33126.
Rule #15: Use a comma to indicate the words left out of an elliptical sentence [a sentence where understood words are left out].
The Brinks celebrate their holidays formally; the Blanes, casually.
Rule #16: Use commas to set off a direct quotation from the rest of a sentence.
“I hope,” Anna’s mother said, “the professor doesn’t forget the test.”
“Igneous rock is formed from the cooling and solidification of magma of lava; sedimentary from sedimentation of surface and underwater material” said Mrs. Nader.
Marlene, the spelling bee winner is a good writer, too.
Who said “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short”?
Marilyn and John live on Wells Hill Road in Lakeville Connecticut.
Lila wants to walk along the beach, and swim in the Caribbean at night.