Punctuation Rule - Capitalization

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Punctuation rule - Capitalization
Writing of a word with its first letter as an upper case and the remaining letters in lower case.

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Punctuation Rule - Capitalization

  1. 1. By Arundathie Abeysinghe Lecturer in English International Aviation Academy SriLankan Airlines 1Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe See more in:  You tube – http://www.youtube.com/cha nnel/UCWLbMisHAavDNRpbX 4Kv0sg
  2. 2.  At the beginning of a sentence  The first letter of the sentence is capitalized  Pronoun “I”  Religions – A Buddhist temple  Royal titles - “Queen Elizabeth II”  Days, months – “Tuesday”, September 2Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  3. 3.  Brand names – “Baskin Robbins”, “McDonalds”  Points of the compass – South, East  National and regional adjectives – “An American”, “An American woman”  Personal and place names – Mary, George, Mount Everest, New York, Colombo 3Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  4. 4.  Rule 1  Capitalize a proper noun e.g. World Trade Center  Capitalize the first word of a quoted sentence  Rule 2  Capitalize the titles of high-ranking government officials when used before their names  e.g. President Barack Obama will address the nation 4Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  5. 5.  Capitalize a person’s title when it follows the name on the address or signature line  e.g. Sincerely,  Ms. Ann Wetzel  Rule 4  Capitalize the first word of a quoted sentence 5Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  6. 6.  Capitalize a person’s title when it precedes the name  e.g. Managing Director Smith  NOTE:  Do not capitalize when the title is acting as a description following the name  e.g. Mr. Smith, the managing director of the institute will deliver a lecture today. 6 Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  7. 7.  Capitalize any title when used as a direct address  e.g. Can you please give me a medical certificate, Doctor?  Rule 7  Capitalize words derived proper nouns  e.g. I have to study English and physics  (English is derived from the proper noun England, but physics is not derived from a proper noun) 7Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  8. 8.  Capitalize the first word of a salutation  e.g. Dear Ms. Michelle Smith Rule 9  Capitalize names of specific course  e.g. I hope to take Trigonometry I and Algebra II this semester 8 Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  9. 9.  Capitalize points of the compass when they refer to specific regions  e.g. He is living in the North of Sri Lanka.  NOTE: Do not capitalize when they ………  He hopes to go to north shortly. 9Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  10. 10.  Capitalize federal or state when used as part of an official agency  e.g. Rule 12  Capitalize the first and last words of titles of publications  “Great Expectations”  “Thripitaka” 10Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  11. 11.  Do not capitalize names of seasons  e.g. I like to see spring flowers and autumn leaves. 11Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  12. 12.  Capitalize a person’s title when it precedes the name  e.g. Managing Director Smith  NOTE:  Do not capitalize when the title is acting as a description following the name  e.g. Mr. Smith, the managing director of the institute will deliver a lecture today. 12Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe
  13. 13. Thank you! 13Capitalization - By Arundathie Abeysinghe

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