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Capitalization. Chapter 15, pp. 291-303. Capitalization, 15-1 (p. 293). Capitalize proper nouns. Albert Einstein Georgia Fifth Avenue Capitalize proper adjectives. American Shakespearean Italian. Capitalization, 15-2 (p. 295). Capitalize Titles before names and degrees

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Capitalization

Capitalization

Chapter 15, pp. 291-303


Capitalization 15 1 p 293

Capitalization, 15-1 (p. 293)

  • Capitalize proper nouns.

    • Albert Einstein

    • Georgia

    • Fifth Avenue

  • Capitalize proper adjectives.

    • American

    • Shakespearean

    • Italian


Capitalization 15 2 p 295

Capitalization, 15-2 (p. 295)

  • Capitalize Titles before names and degrees

    • Senator John Glenn

    • Howard Jones, M.D.

  • Capitalize important titles even without names…

    • the Prime Minister

    • the President of the United States


Capitalization 15 2 p 2951

Capitalization, 15-2 (p. 295)

  • Capitalize a word that shows a family relationship ONLY when it is used before a name or as a name.

    • Grandpa Max

    • Aunt Muffy

    • “Hello, Mother.”

  • Not when it’s alone…

    • my aunt


Capitalization 15 2 p 2952

Capitalization, 15-2 (p. 295)

  • Capitalize titles of works of literature as follows:

    • The First word (ALWAYS)

    • The Last word (ALWAYS)

    • Important words in the middle (exclude articles, coordinating conjunctions, small prepositions)

      • The Catcher in the Rye

      • Julie of the Wolves

      • The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

      • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”


Capitalization 15 3 p 297

Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297)

  • Capitalize the first word in every sentence.

    • The houses on my street are pink.

  • Capitalize the first word in a direct quote.

    • Janie said, “Hey, let’s go for a run!”

  • If the quote is interrupted, the second part is not capitalized.

    • “Hey,” said Janie, “let’s go for a run!”


Capitalization 15 3 p 2971

Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297)

  • Capitalize the names of languages, nationalities, peoples, races and religions.

    • The three Tibetan Buddhist monks are creating a sand painting.

    • Schools in Bhutan teach English as the official language.


Capitalization 15 3 p 2972

Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297)

  • Capitalize the names of groups, teams, businesses, institutions, and organizations.

    • Save the Children

    • Chicago Cubs

    • University of Illinois


Capitalization 15 3 p 2973

Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297)

  • Capitalize the names of school subjects that are followed by a number and the names of all languages.

    • Tara is taking Algebra 2, English, world history and journalism.


Capitalization 15 4 p 299

Capitalization, 15-4 (p. 299)

  • Capitalize the words I and O.

    • One of Walt Whitman’s poems is titled “O Captain, my Captain!”

  • Capitalize historical events, documents, and periods.

    • World War II

    • Mardi Gras

    • The Mesozoic Era

    • Bill of Rights


Capitalization 15 4 p 2991

Capitalization, 15-4 (p. 299)

  • Capitalize calendar items but not seasons or centuries

    • spring semester

    • St. Patrick’s Day

    • the sixteenth century

  • Capitalize brand names, but not the common noun that follows it.

    • Ultra-Clean soap

    • a tube of Sparkle toothpaste


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