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  1. Capitalization Chapter 15, pp. 291-303

  2. Capitalization, 15-1 (p. 293) • Capitalize proper nouns. • Albert Einstein • Georgia • Fifth Avenue • Capitalize proper adjectives. • American • Shakespearean • Italian

  3. Capitalization, 15-2 (p. 295) • Capitalize Titles before names and degrees • Senator John Glenn • Howard Jones, M.D. • Capitalize important titles even without names… • the Prime Minister • the President of the United States

  4. Capitalization, 15-2 (p. 295) • Capitalize a word that shows a family relationship ONLY when it is used before a name or as a name. • Grandpa Max • Aunt Muffy • “Hello, Mother.” • Not when it’s alone… • my aunt

  5. Capitalization, 15-2 (p. 295) • Capitalize titles of works of literature as follows: • The First word (ALWAYS) • The Last word (ALWAYS) • Important words in the middle (exclude articles, coordinating conjunctions, small prepositions) • The Catcher in the Rye • Julie of the Wolves • The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

  6. Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297) • Capitalize the first word in every sentence. • The houses on my street are pink. • Capitalize the first word in a direct quote. • Janie said, “Hey, let’s go for a run!” • If the quote is interrupted, the second part is not capitalized. • “Hey,” said Janie, “let’s go for a run!”

  7. Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297) • Capitalize the names of languages, nationalities, peoples, races and religions. • The three Tibetan Buddhist monks are creating a sand painting. • Schools in Bhutan teach English as the official language.

  8. Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297) • Capitalize the names of groups, teams, businesses, institutions, and organizations. • Save the Children • Chicago Cubs • University of Illinois

  9. Capitalization, 15-3 (p. 297) • Capitalize the names of school subjects that are followed by a number and the names of all languages. • Tara is taking Algebra 2, English, world history and journalism.

  10. Capitalization, 15-4 (p. 299) • Capitalize the words I and O. • One of Walt Whitman’s poems is titled “O Captain, my Captain!” • Capitalize historical events, documents, and periods. • World War II • Mardi Gras • The Mesozoic Era • Bill of Rights

  11. Capitalization, 15-4 (p. 299) • Capitalize calendar items but not seasons or centuries • spring semester • St. Patrick’s Day • the sixteenth century • Capitalize brand names, but not the common noun that follows it. • Ultra-Clean soap • a tube of Sparkle toothpaste