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Capitalization Rules

Capitalization Rules

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  1. Capitalization Rules

  2. Abbreviation: • A way to shorten a word • Use a period at the end • Examples: • Titles: Ms. Carlisle, Dr. Jones, Gen. MacArthur, Ken Griffey, Jr. • Companies: Corp. , Inc. , Ltd. , Co. • Addresses: Ave. , St. , Blvd.

  3. Initials and Acronyms • Initials are usually followed by a period • T. S. Eliot • Acronyms- words formed from the first letters of a phrase • NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) • Initialisms – like acronyms, but each letter is pronounced • TV (television)

  4. Organizations • Use capitalization for: • Nations and Languages: England, English • Teams: Dallas Cowboys • Groups: United Nations