Capitalize the first word of a sentence.
My dog is a very friendly and energetic pooch.
Around the corner the car caught fire suddenly.
Capitalize the first word of each line of poety.
Roses are red.
Violets are blue,
Yesterday I cried,
The same as you.
Capitalize the word O and I.
O for just a few more minutes of sunlight!
Jackson said that I was his nemesis.
Capitalize all PROPER NOUNS and PROPER ADJECTIVES. (That includes their abbreviations!)
I like Spanish rice for lunch.
He told Hector the good news about his aunt.
My dog's names is Missy.
My favorite poet is Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Capitalize the name of places and bodies of water. Capitalize the names of celestial bodies. Capitlize geogrphical names.
Keota Lake Eufaula Atlantic Ocean
West Side Avenue Route 66 Tulsa Oklahoma New York
North America Europe Gulf of Mexico
Leo the Big Dipper Mars Venus Dolphis Island
Rocky Mountains South (when referring to a section of a country, but not the direction)
Names of Groups: Girl Scouts, Shriners, Newton Chamber of Commerce
Names of Institutions: Northeastern State University, Keota High School,
Names of businesses: WalMart, Dollar Store, Target, Safeway, Valley Insurance Company
Names of government bodies (federal): Congress, the Supreme Court, House of Representatives
Names of political parties: Democratic Party, Republican Party, Libertarian Party
Specific time periods, events, and historical documents: Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, Monday, July, Memorial Day, Easter,
the Sugar Bowl, the Industrail Revolution, the Renaissance
Nationalities, reaces, languages, and religions: German, American, Oriental, Spanish, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, God (whe referring to the Jewish God), Bible, Koran
Other Proper Nouns vehicles, awards, brand names (not the product) monuments, memorials, buildings, specific school courses]:
(Spruce Goose, Oscars, Crest toothpaste, Lincoln Memorial,
the Empire State Building, Biology I, Art II
Capitalize Titles (people, works of art, elected officials when used as family relationships unless a possesive pronoun comes in front of the title, works of art:
the Thinker, Govenor--Mayor--President (only when used to replace that person's name), Mom, Dad, Grandpa (a possessive pronoun can not be in front of the family relationship--my mom, my dad, my grandpa),
Mona Lisa (famous painint), the Fifth Symphony (a musical composition)