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Capitalization Rules
1. Capitalize the first letter ofthe first word in a sentence.   We walked along the path to the lake.   Did you bring t...
Rule #1   bill left on the afternoon bus.   do you recognize that girl?   please go away.   stop!
2. Capitalize the pronoun I.   Should I call you later?   I think I’ll call at six o’clock.   Louis and I shall both ca...
Rule #2   i don’t understand this assignment.   May Susan and i work together?   Mrs. Jones said, “i don’t think that’s...
3. Capitalize the first letter of thefirst word in most lines of poetry.   Roses are red,   Violets are blue,   Sugar i...
#3   there was a young lady named Rose   who had a large wart on her nose.   when she had it removed   her appearance ...
4. Capitalize the first word, thelast word, and all importantwords in any title. Do notcapitalize a, an, the, and, but, or...
   The Little Prince   Gone with the Wind   “Happy Birthday”   “Ghost of the Lagoon”
#4   lord of the rings   “summer of fire”   of mice and men   a roman villa
5. Capitalize people’s namesand their initial(s).   George W. Bush   Cathy Melissa Thurmond   Dr. Richard Smith   T. J...
#5   chris tovani   red riding hood   john paul jones   richard m. nixon
6. Capitalize days, months,holidays, and special days.   Tuesday   July   Arbor Day   Christmas Eve
#6   sunday   january   veterans day   hanukkah
7. Capitalize Mother, Dad, andother titles if you can insert theperson’s name Has Dad gone to the store? We all know tha...
#7   aunt susan   my grandma   cousin fred   your father
8. Capitalize names oforganizations.   Boy Scouts of America   American Red Cross   North Atlantic Treaty Organization...
#8   kiwanis club   national honor society   organization of states   welcome wagon club
9. Capitalize the names ofinstitutions.   Boston College   Berkmar High School   Grady Hospital   Fulton County Jail
#9university of georgiagwinnett medical centerberkmar middle schoolsmithson school of design
10. Capitalize business names.   Delta Airlines   Posada Restaurant   Holiday Inn   Kroger
#10   foot locker   pizza hut   jen’s hallmark shop   barnes and noble
11. Capitalize the names ofstructures.   Washington Tunnel   London Bridge   Leaning Tower of Pisa   Cumberland Expres...
#11   statue of liberty   white house   lincoln memorial   eiffel tower
12. Capitalize the names ofspecific geographic places   Indian Ocean   Pocono Mountains   Fulton County   Midwest
#12   cape cod   gulf of mexico   germany   great salt lake
13. Capitalize the names ofhistorical events and historicaldocuments.   American Revolution   Battle of Shiloh   Declar...
#13   war between the states   gettysburg address   treaty of paris   battle of the buldge
14. Capitalize the names oflanguages.   French   Spanish   Russian   English
#14   italian   mandarin chinese   german   arabic
15. Capitalize the Romannumerals and the letters of thefirst major topics in an outline.Capitalize only the first word ina...
#15.I. Oceans and seas     A. Major oceans     B. Major seasII. Land forms    A. Western hemisphere continents      1. Nor...
16. Capitalize the first word of a    direct quotation. Do not capitalize    the word following the quotation    unless it...
#16   mrs. logan said, “here is your test.”   “how did I make a 56?” asked terry.   “you missed a lot of question,” mrs...
17. Capitalize brand namesbut not the products.   Ford van   Mayfield ice cream   Sony computer disc   Bar S hot dogs
#17   lay’s potato chips   nike tennis shoes   liz claiborne dress   harley davidson motorcycle
18. Capitalize religions, religiousdocuments, names of churches,and names for a supreme being.   Christian (religion)   ...
19. Capitalize a proper adjectivebut not the noun it modifies.   A California beach   A Payson music festival   A Memor...
#19   greek god   english muffin   christmas vacation   shakespearian theater
20. Capitalize the first world of agreeting and closing of a letter.My dearest friendSincerely yours
Capitalize directions when theyrefer to a region of a country orthe world   Georgia is in the South.   He lives in China...
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Capitalization rules

  1. 1. Capitalization Rules
  2. 2. 1. Capitalize the first letter ofthe first word in a sentence. We walked along the path to the lake. Did you bring the camera? Tie the boat to the dock. The water is freezing!
  3. 3. Rule #1 bill left on the afternoon bus. do you recognize that girl? please go away. stop!
  4. 4. 2. Capitalize the pronoun I. Should I call you later? I think I’ll call at six o’clock. Louis and I shall both call you. Oops, I just remembered…I’m grounded from the phone.
  5. 5. Rule #2 i don’t understand this assignment. May Susan and i work together? Mrs. Jones said, “i don’t think that’s a good idea.” But i’ll make sure we are quiet.
  6. 6. 3. Capitalize the first letter of thefirst word in most lines of poetry. Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And I am too!
  7. 7. #3 there was a young lady named Rose who had a large wart on her nose. when she had it removed her appearance improved, but her glasses slipped down to her toes.
  8. 8. 4. Capitalize the first word, thelast word, and all importantwords in any title. Do notcapitalize a, an, the, and, but, or,nor, or prepositons of four offewer letters unless they are thefirst or last word of a title.
  9. 9.  The Little Prince Gone with the Wind “Happy Birthday” “Ghost of the Lagoon”
  10. 10. #4 lord of the rings “summer of fire” of mice and men a roman villa
  11. 11. 5. Capitalize people’s namesand their initial(s). George W. Bush Cathy Melissa Thurmond Dr. Richard Smith T. J. Duckett
  12. 12. #5 chris tovani red riding hood john paul jones richard m. nixon
  13. 13. 6. Capitalize days, months,holidays, and special days. Tuesday July Arbor Day Christmas Eve
  14. 14. #6 sunday january veterans day hanukkah
  15. 15. 7. Capitalize Mother, Dad, andother titles if you can insert theperson’s name Has Dad gone to the store? We all know that Uncle Duane tells crazy stories.But don’t capitalize when names or titles are used like:My dad has gone to the store.Our uncle tells crazy stories.
  16. 16. #7 aunt susan my grandma cousin fred your father
  17. 17. 8. Capitalize names oforganizations. Boy Scouts of America American Red Cross North Atlantic Treaty Organization National Organization for Women
  18. 18. #8 kiwanis club national honor society organization of states welcome wagon club
  19. 19. 9. Capitalize the names ofinstitutions. Boston College Berkmar High School Grady Hospital Fulton County Jail
  20. 20. #9university of georgiagwinnett medical centerberkmar middle schoolsmithson school of design
  21. 21. 10. Capitalize business names. Delta Airlines Posada Restaurant Holiday Inn Kroger
  22. 22. #10 foot locker pizza hut jen’s hallmark shop barnes and noble
  23. 23. 11. Capitalize the names ofstructures. Washington Tunnel London Bridge Leaning Tower of Pisa Cumberland Expressway
  24. 24. #11 statue of liberty white house lincoln memorial eiffel tower
  25. 25. 12. Capitalize the names ofspecific geographic places Indian Ocean Pocono Mountains Fulton County Midwest
  26. 26. #12 cape cod gulf of mexico germany great salt lake
  27. 27. 13. Capitalize the names ofhistorical events and historicaldocuments. American Revolution Battle of Shiloh Declaration of Independence U. S. Constitution
  28. 28. #13 war between the states gettysburg address treaty of paris battle of the buldge
  29. 29. 14. Capitalize the names oflanguages. French Spanish Russian English
  30. 30. #14 italian mandarin chinese german arabic
  31. 31. 15. Capitalize the Romannumerals and the letters of thefirst major topics in an outline.Capitalize only the first word inan outline unless the words are aproper noun.
  32. 32. #15.I. Oceans and seas A. Major oceans B. Major seasII. Land forms A. Western hemisphere continents 1. North America 2. South America B. Eastern hemisphere continents
  33. 33. 16. Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation. Do not capitalize the word following the quotation unless it is a proper noun. Harvey asked, “How old are you?” “I am ten,” sad Jodi. You look older,” Harvey said. Jodi replied, “Everyone says that.”
  34. 34. #16 mrs. logan said, “here is your test.” “how did I make a 56?” asked terry. “you missed a lot of question,” mrs. logan replied. my dad is going to ground me for the rest of my life,” cried terry.
  35. 35. 17. Capitalize brand namesbut not the products. Ford van Mayfield ice cream Sony computer disc Bar S hot dogs
  36. 36. #17 lay’s potato chips nike tennis shoes liz claiborne dress harley davidson motorcycle
  37. 37. 18. Capitalize religions, religiousdocuments, names of churches,and names for a supreme being. Christian (religion) Heavenly Father (reference to God) Talmud (writings of Jewish religion) Palmcroft Baptist Church
  38. 38. 19. Capitalize a proper adjectivebut not the noun it modifies. A California beach A Payson music festival A Memorial Day parade An African nation
  39. 39. #19 greek god english muffin christmas vacation shakespearian theater
  40. 40. 20. Capitalize the first world of agreeting and closing of a letter.My dearest friendSincerely yours
  41. 41. Capitalize directions when theyrefer to a region of a country orthe world Georgia is in the South. He lives in China which is also called the East. BUT…… Georgia is south of Tennessee.

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