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Capitalization. Rules the first word in every sentence the pronoun I proper nouns. Examples T he good student took notes in class. My friend and I like to read the same books. L eBron J ames, J efferson M iddle S chool, D elphos, O hio. Always Capitalize.

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always capitalize

the first word in every sentence

the pronoun I

proper nouns


The good student took notes in class.

My friend and I like to read the same books.

LeBron James, Jefferson Middle School, Delphos, Ohio

Always Capitalize
geographical names (places on a map)

the names of organizations, teams, businesses, institutions, and government bodies

the names of special events, holidays, and calendar items

Ohio, Mississippi River, Canada, Rocky Mountains, First Street, Yellowstone National Park, the Midwest

Boy Scouts, Cleveland Browns, Krendl Machine Co., Inc., The Ohio State University, Central Intelligence Agency

Canal Days, Labor Day, Saturday, November, April Fool’s Day

the names of historical events and periods

names of nationalities, races, and people

the brand names of business products

the names of ships, trains, airplanes, spacecraft, buildings, and other structures, and monuments and awards

Boston Tea Party, World War II, Great Depression

Mexican, Caucasian, Cherokees

Chevy truck, Goodyear tire, Dell computer

Santa Maria, Metroliner, Columbia, Hoover Dam, Ohio Stadium, Lincoln Memorial, Pulitzer Prize

the names of religions and their followers, holy days, sacred writings, and specific deities

the names of planets, stars, and other heavenly bodies

proper adjectives

certain abbreviations

Christianity, Christians, Easter, Bible, God, Allah, Jehovah

Mars, Big Dipper, Milky Way

Swiss watches, Christian beliefs, Mexican food

M.D., Mr., Ms., Mrs., FBI, TV, UN, U.S., NAACP

the title of a person when the title comes before a name

a title alone when the title refers to someone holding a high office

a title used alone in direct address

Judge O’ Connor, Principal Moreo, Mayor Neumeier, Senator Voinovich

The President vetoed the law.

Judy Klein, club president, led the meeting.

Can you see another patient, Doctor?

a word showing a family relationship when the word is used before or in place of a person’s name (Don’t capitalize a word showing a family relationship when a possessive comes before it.)

Are Uncle Bill and Aunt Jane here yet?

I wrote Grandpa Wilson yesterday.

Either Mom or Dad will drive us to the show.

My cousin Dena and her niece Leann made these baskets.

the first and last words and all important words in titles and subtitles of books, magazines, newspapers, poems, short stories, plays, movies, TV shows, works of art, and musical works

My Brother Sam is Dead

Sports Illustrated for Kids

The Lima News

The Raven

The Red Badge of Courage

Fiddler on the Roof

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

The Mona Lisa

Fur Elise

Link to capitalizing titles website

don t capitalize
names of school subjects, except languages and course names followed by a number

I got an A on my math test.

I got an A on my English test.

In college, I will take Math 101.

Don’t Capitalize: