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Capitalization and Quotation Marks. By: Destinie P., Greg R., and James W. Capitalize the first letter of significant words (but not the whole word) for these reasons:. Why do we capitalize?? We capitalize to indicate the beginning of a new sentence.

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Capitalization and Quotation Marks

By: Destinie P., Greg R., and James W.


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Capitalize the first letter of significant words (but not the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Why do we capitalize??

  • We capitalize to indicate the beginning of a new sentence.

  • We also capitalize important names and/or titles

  • There are many reasons why we capitalize, and there are many rules to capitalizing.


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Capitalizing the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence.

  • Ex: The concert was great!

  • A proper noun is a noun which names a specific person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are always capitalized.

  • Ex: We went to Busch Gardens last weekend.


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Capitalizing cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • There are two rules for capitalizing when writing a letter.

  • (Rule 1)- Capitalize the first word and all names in the greeting.

  • Ex: Dear Sir, My dearest Aunt, Greetings!

  • (Rule 2)- Capitalize the first word in the closing.

  • Ex: Sincerely, Truly yours


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Capitalizing cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Always capitalize the Pronoun “I”

  • Capitalize days of the week, months, and holidays.

  • Never capitalize seasons

  • Ex: Thursday, October, Christmas, winter


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Capitalizing cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Always capitalize the first and last word in a title.

  • Capitalize all words except “a,” “an,” “the” and conjunctions and prepositions of four letters or fewer.

  • Ex: Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince


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Capitalizing cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Capitalize the first word in a quotation if the quotation is a complete sentence.

  • Ex: Walter said “Why did Jessie leave?’’


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Quotation Marks the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Why do we use quotation marks?

  • We use quotation marks to set off material that represents quoted or spoken language.


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Quotations cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Periods and commas go inside the “close quote” marks.

  • Ex: “I don’t care,” she said, “what do you think about it?”


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Quotations cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • If a quoted word or phrase fits into the flow of your sentence without a break or pause, then a comma may not be necessary.


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Quotation cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • When you have a question outside quoted material and inside quoted material, use only one question mark and place it inside the quotation mark.

  • Ex: Did she say, "May I go?"


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Quotation cont. the whole word) for these reasons:

  • Use single quotation marks for a quotation or title using quotation marks inside another quotation or title which uses quotation marks.

  • Ex: She asked, “How many of you have read ‘The Lady of Shalott’?”


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Work Cited the whole word) for these reasons:

  • "Quotation Marks." OWL:Online Writing Lab. Purdue University. 3 Jul 2007 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quoteEX1.html>.

  • "Quotation Marks." Guide to Grammar and Writing. Capital Community Technical College Foundation. 3 Jul 2007 <http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/quotation.htm>.

  • "Single Quotation Marks." Grammar Slammer. Emme Interactive of France. 3 Jul 2007 <http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000110.htm>.


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