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  1. Capital Letters What?

  2. The first words of a sentence • Whenhe tells a joke, hesometimesforgets the punch line.

  3. The pronoun "I" • The last time Ivisited Atlanta wasseveralyearsago. • IthinkIdeserveanotherpiece of cake.

  4. Propernames(specificpeople, places, organizations, and sometimesthings) • Worrill Fabrication Company • Golden Gate Bridge • Supreme Court • Livingston, Missouri • Atlantic Ocean • MothersAgainstDrunkDriving

  5. Familyrelationships (whenused as propernames) • I sent a thank-you note to Aunt Abigail, but not to myotheraunts. • Hereis a present I bought for Mother. • Didyoubuy a present for yourmother?

  6. The names of God, specificdeities, religious figures, and holy books • God the Father • the Virgin Mary • the Bible • the Greekgods • Moses • Shiva • M. Cambron • Buddha • Zeus

  7. The days of the week, the months of the year, and holidays (but not the seasonsusedgenerally) • Halloween • October • Friday • winter • spring • fall

  8. The names of countries, nationalities, and specificlanguages • Costa Rica • Spanish • Chinese • Dutch • Finnish • French • English

  9. Members of national, political, racial, social, civic, and athletic groups • Green BayPackers • African-Americans • Montreal Canadiens • Anti-Semitic • Democrats • Friends of the Wilderness • Chinese

  10. Periods and events (but not centurynumbers) • VictorianEra • Great Depression • Constitutional Convention • sixteenthcentury

  11. Trademarks (Business names) • Pepsi • Honda • IBM • Microsoft Word

  12. Words and abbreviations of specificnames • CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) • NBC • UN