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  1. 1. Punctuation Capital Letters
  2. 2. The First Letter of a Sentence <ul><li>The first word of a sentence ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS has a capital letter. </li></ul>the girls thought they should be able to go swimming. The
  3. 3. In the Titles of Books In titles of books we capitalise the first word, the last word and all other important words in the title. We don’t tend to capitalise the ‘little’ words in a title (words like and, if, but, or etc) unless they are the first or last word. Try these: the merry adventures of robin hood. three men in a boat the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. T T T M M A R H B L W W
  4. 4. Proper Nouns <ul><li>Add capitals to the names of specific people and places. </li></ul>General directions do not need capitals. r aylor was missing his daughter, ouise, after she left to go to ydney in ew outh ales. He lived so far away from her in estern ustralia. Louise lives to the e ast of her father. M T L S N S W W A
  5. 5. Celebrations and Certain Times <ul><li>The names of the days of the week and months need capitals. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget special days. </li></ul>But don’t capitalise the names of the seasons. C hristmas D ay, which is always on D ecember 25 th, is my favourite holiday, after E aster. In autumn we enjoy the break from the hot summer. M onday J une S unday
  6. 6. Historical Events <ul><li>Capital letters for events and eras in history. </li></ul>W orld W ar I was also called T he W ar to E nd A ll W ars. Michaelangelo was a popular artist during the R enaissance period while Shakespeare was popular in the E lizabethan era.
  7. 7. Capital Letters for Gods and Religions <ul><li>Remember to name all religions and religious people with a capital letter: </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity, </li></ul><ul><li>Christians, </li></ul><ul><li>Judaism, </li></ul><ul><li>Jews, </li></ul><ul><li>Islam, </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to name all gods with a capital letter: </li></ul><ul><li>God, </li></ul><ul><li>Christ, </li></ul><ul><li>Allah, </li></ul><ul><li>Buddha, </li></ul>This one is important because our God is called God, He is not just any god.
  8. 8. Capitalise Pronouns for God and Jesus <ul><li>If you are talking about a man or boy for instance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anthony knew he wanted to show the people how much he loved them and he longed for them to love him too. </li></ul></ul>Out of respect for God and Jesus we use capitals God knew H e wanted to show the people how much H e loved them and H e longed for them to love H im too.
  9. 9. Capitalise All Titles Before Names Capitalise titles when they come before names. We don’t normally do this if the title comes after a name . . . . Principal Lewis spoke to Dean Thyer. Mr Lewis, who is the principal at Swan Christian College, was speaking to Mr Thyer, who is one of the college’s deans.
  10. 10. Where We Use Capitals <ul><li>I know this is a big list of areas but go through this slide again and fill in the capitals worksheet as you go. </li></ul><ul><li>The first letter of a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Titles of books. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration and certain times. </li></ul><ul><li>Historical events. </li></ul><ul><li>Religions and gods. </li></ul><ul><li>God and Jesus’ pronouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Titles before Pronouns. </li></ul>