Capitalization Rules I

 

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 Blue, bullet, point icon - Download on Iconfinder  Capitalize the first word of a sentence.

                          My dog is a very friendly and energetic pooch.

                           Around the corner the car caught fire suddenly.

Blue, bullet, point icon - Download on IconfinderCapitalize the first word of each line of poety.

                            Roses are red.

                                  Violets are blue,

                             Yesterday I cried,

                                   The same as you.

                             

Blue, bullet, point icon - Download on IconfinderCapitalize the word  O  and I.

                       O for just a few more minutes of sunlight!

                       Jackson said that I was his nemesis.

 

Blue, bullet, point icon - Download on IconfinderCapitalize 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.

 

Blue, bullet, point icon - Download on IconfinderCapitalize 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) 

 

Blue, bullet, point icon - Download on Iconfinder  Capitalize: 

                   Checkmark High Res Stock Images | Shutterstock Names of Groups:  Girl Scouts, Shriners, Newton Chamber of Commerce

 

                Checkmark High Res Stock Images | ShutterstockNames of Institutions:  Northeastern State University, Keota High School,

                                 Mercy  Hospital

 

                 Checkmark High Res Stock Images | Shutterstock Names of businesses:  WalMart, Dollar Store, Target, Safeway, Valley Insurance                                           Company

 

                 Checkmark High Res Stock Images | Shutterstock Names of government bodies (federal):  Congress, the Supreme Court, House of                                           Representatives

 

                  Checkmark High Res Stock Images | ShutterstockNames of political parties:  Democratic Party, Republican Party, Libertarian                                                 Party

 

                  Checkmark High Res Stock Images | Shutterstock 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

 

                  Checkmark High Res Stock Images | Shutterstock Nationalities, reaces, languages, and religions:  German, American, Oriental,                                              Spanish, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, God (whe referring to the Jewish                                          God), Bible, Koran

 

                   Checkmark High Res Stock Images | ShutterstockOther 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

 

                    Checkmark High Res Stock Images | ShutterstockCapitalize 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)

 

 

 

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