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This presentation covers capitalizing the first letter of the first
This presentation covers capitalizing the first letter of the first
A capitalization item on an objective test might look like this
A capitalization item on an objective test might look like this
Sample Item
Sample Item
Capitalize the first letter of the first word of a sentence
Capitalize the first letter of the first word of a sentence
Capitalize the pronoun I
Capitalize the pronoun I
Capitalize proper nouns
Capitalize proper nouns
Other Proper Nouns
Other Proper Nouns
Titles Before Names
Titles Before Names
Specific Places
Specific Places
Organizations
Organizations
Companies
Companies
Product Names
Product Names
Religions
Religions
Languages
Languages
Nationalities
Nationalities
Holidays
Holidays
Departments
Departments
Historical Eras
Historical Eras
Regions of the Country
Regions of the Country
Course Names
Course Names
Titles of Works
Titles of Works
Quick Test
Quick Test
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1 This presentation is brought to you by Grammar Bytes

This presentation is brought to you by Grammar Bytes

, ©2015 by Robin L. Simmons.

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Capitalization

Or should that letter remain lower case?

Do I need a capital letter?

3 This presentation covers capitalizing the first letter of the first

This presentation covers capitalizing the first letter of the first

word of a sentence, the pronoun I , and proper nouns.

4 A capitalization item on an objective test might look like this

A capitalization item on an objective test might look like this

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5 Sample Item

Sample Item

Wanda wouldn’t offer her little brother a Christmas cookie because he ate all of her Halloween candy last october. Brother Cookie October No change is necessary.

Wanda wouldn’t offer her little brother a A Christmas cookie because he ate all of her B Halloween candy last october. C Brother Cookie October No change is necessary.

Wanda wouldn’t offer her little brother a A Christmas cookie because he ate all of her B Halloween candy last October. C Brother Cookie October No change is necessary.

Is brother, cookie, or october a problem?

October needs a capital letter, which option C provides.

6 Capitalize the first letter of the first word of a sentence

Capitalize the first letter of the first word of a sentence

the rotten pear sat in a puddle of goo on the kitchen counter.

The rotten pear sat in a puddle of goo on the kitchen counter.

Dude, formal writing is not the same as texting your friend!

7 Capitalize the pronoun I

Capitalize the pronoun I

If that liar Darlene claims that she spent the night studying, i will say that i saw her kissing Thomas at the movies.

If that liar Darlene claims that she spent the night studying, I will say that I saw her kissing Thomas at the movies.

Don’t be lazy! Capitalize those I ’s. You deserve a capital letter!

8 Capitalize proper nouns

Capitalize proper nouns

On tuesday, september 18, elizabeth cooked her first pot of squid eyeball stew.

On Tuesday, September 18, Elizabeth cooked her first pot of squid eyeball stew.

Proper nouns include the days of the week, the months of the year, and names.

9 Other Proper Nouns

Other Proper Nouns

Titles before Names Specific Places Organizations Companies Product Names Religions Languages

Nationalities Holidays Departments Historical Eras Regions of the Country Course Names Titles of Works

10 Titles Before Names

Titles Before Names

Professor Stone Uncle Jerry President Obama

the nursing professor my uncle the president of our stamp collecting club

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

11 Specific Places

Specific Places

Tito’s Taco Palace New York City Gatorland

the taco stand outside a city a theme park

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

12 Organizations

Organizations

World Wildlife Fund American Red Cross Doctors Without Borders

an environmental group an emergency response agency a medical humanitarian organization

But use lower case for these!

Capitalize these!

13 Companies

Companies

Starbucks Corporation The Coca-Cola Company Apple Inc.

a coffee house a soda supplier a computer manufacturer

But use lower case for these!

Capitalize these!

14 Product Names

Product Names

Frappuccino Oreo Power Mac

a frozen coffee a cookie a computer

But use lower case for these!

Capitalize these!

15 Religions

Religions

Buddhism Seventh Day Adventists Druids

meditation practice vegetarians nature worshippers

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

16 Languages

Languages

French fries Russian boar Spanish moss

fried potatoes wild pigs air plants

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

17 Nationalities

Nationalities

Brazilians the French ancient Egyptians

summer tourists wine connoisseurs pyramid builders

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

18 Holidays

Holidays

Thanksgiving Halloween Fourth of July

family dinner costume party fireworks show

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

19 Departments

Departments

Division of Motor Vehicles Orlando Fire Department Internal Revenue Service

driver’s license firefighters tax collectors

But use lower case for these!

Capitalize these!

20 Historical Eras

Historical Eras

Late Cretaceous Old Kingdom the Great Depression

when dinosaurs lived proliferation of pyramids poor economic times

But use lower case for these!

Capitalize these!

21 Regions of the Country

Regions of the Country

the South the Northeast the West

the south exit blowing from the northeast west of the mall

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

22 Course Names

Course Names

Fundamentals of Biology Intermediate Algebra Contemporary Literature

biology algebra literature

But use lower case for these!

Capitalize these!

23 Titles of Works

Titles of Works

Moby-Dick Aliens Thriller

a thick novel the best movie ever made a dance album

Capitalize these!

But use lower case for these!

24 Quick Test

Quick Test

Directions: In the items that follow, choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose “No change is necessary.”

Show me what you know.

25 Item 1

Item 1

Byron likes spicy foods, so he chose the Asian chicken wrap. Martha prefers bland dishes and ordered a large basket of french fries. asian Large French No change is necessary.

Byron likes spicy foods, so he chose the Asian A chicken wrap. Martha prefers bland dishes and ordered a large basket of french fries. B C asian Large French No change is necessary.

Byron likes spicy foods, so he chose the Asian A chicken wrap. Martha prefers bland dishes and ordered a large basket of French fries. B C asian Large French No change is necessary.

26 Item 2

Item 2

Janelle will take Fundamentals of Biology next semester; she hates Science classes but needs the credits to transfer to a university. fundamentals of biology science University No change is necessary.

Janelle will take Fundamentals of Biology next A semester; she hates Science classes but needs the B credits to transfer to a university. C fundamentals of biology science University No change is necessary.

Janelle will take Fundamentals of Biology next A semester; she hates science classes but needs the B credits to transfer to a university. C fundamentals of biology science University No change is necessary.

27 Item 3

Item 3

My family prefers to cook a ham on holidays, but uncle Bart is a vegetarian, so my mother prepares “tofurkey” for him. Holidays Uncle Vegetarian No change is necessary.

My family prefers to cook a ham on holidays, but A uncle Bart is a vegetarian, so my mother prepares B C “tofurkey” for him. Holidays Uncle Vegetarian No change is necessary.

My family prefers to cook a ham on holidays, but A Uncle Bart is a vegetarian, so my mother prepares B C “tofurkey” for him. Holidays Uncle Vegetarian No change is necessary.

28 Item 4

Item 4

Dai is vietnamese, but she grew up in Puerto Rico, where she attended cooking school; now she is the head chef at the Cuban restaurant on Orange Avenue. Vietnamese Cooking School cuban No change is necessary.

Dai is vietnamese, but she grew up in Puerto A Rico, where she attended cooking school; now B she is the head chef at the Cuban restaurant on C Orange Avenue. Vietnamese Cooking School cuban No change is necessary.

Dai is Vietnamese, but she grew up in Puerto A Rico, where she attended cooking school; now B she is the head chef at the Cuban restaurant on C Orange Avenue. Vietnamese Cooking School cuban No change is necessary.

29 Item 5

Item 5

Turn left! We need to go west on Highway 50; otherwise, we will be heading toward Daytona beach. West highway 50 Daytona Beach No change is necessary.

Turn left! We need to go west on Highway 50; A B otherwise, we will be heading toward Daytona beach. C West highway 50 Daytona Beach No change is necessary.

Turn left! We need to go west on Highway 50; A B otherwise, we will be heading toward Daytona Beach. C West highway 50 Daytona Beach No change is necessary.

30 Item 6

Item 6

Katelyn used her last dollar to buy m&m candies; she would have enjoyed a Pepsi to wash them down but the cafeteria prices were too expensive. M&M pepsi Cafeteria No change is necessary.

Katelyn used her last dollar to buy m&m candies; A she would have enjoyed a Pepsi to wash them B down but the cafeteria prices were too expensive. C M&M pepsi Cafeteria No change is necessary.

Katelyn used her last dollar to buy M&M candies; A she would have enjoyed a Pepsi to wash them B down but the cafeteria prices were too expensive. C M&M pepsi Cafeteria No change is necessary.

31 Item 7

Item 7

Juan is taking a religion class this semester; he likes the professor and the readings, but he most enjoys the intoxicating perfume that Isabella, his tablemate, wears. Religion Professor Perfume No change is necessary.

Juan is taking a religion class this semester; he A likes the professor and the readings, but he most B enjoys the intoxicating perfume that Isabella, his C tablemate, wears. Religion Professor Perfume No change is necessary.

Juan is taking a religion class this semester; he A likes the professor and the readings, but he most B enjoys the intoxicating perfume that Isabella, his C tablemate, wears. Religion Professor Perfume No change is necessary.

32 Item 8

Item 8

Patrick visited the police station to see if someone had found Squeeze, his 9-foot albino python, but officer Rodriguez said that no reptiles had been recently caught. Police Station Python Officer No change is necessary.

Patrick visited the police station to see if someone A had found Squeeze, his 9-foot albino python, but B officer Rodriguez said that no reptiles had been C recently caught. Police Station Python Officer No change is necessary.

Patrick visited the police station to see if someone A had found Squeeze, his 9-foot albino python, but B Officer Rodriguez said that no reptiles had been C recently caught. Police Station Python Officer No change is necessary.

33 Item 9

Item 9

Jeffrey thought he would hate humanities, but once Professor Kimble reached the Italian renaissance, the beautiful marble nudes got Jeffrey’s attention. Humanities professor Renaissance No change is necessary.

Jeffrey thought he would hate humanities, but A once Professor Kimble reached the Italian B renaissance, the beautiful marble nudes got C Jeffrey’s attention. Humanities professor Renaissance No change is necessary.

Jeffrey thought he would hate humanities, but A once Professor Kimble reached the Italian B Renaissance, the beautiful marble nudes got C Jeffrey’s attention. Humanities professor Renaissance No change is necessary.

34 Item 10

Item 10

Niki is a practicing hindu, so she was offended when Sean pulled into a McDonald’s drive-thru to order a Big Mac. Hindu mcdonald’s big mac No change is necessary.

Niki is a practicing hindu, so she was offended A when Sean pulled into a McDonald’s drive-thru B to order a Big Mac. C Hindu mcdonald’s big mac No change is necessary.

Niki is a practicing Hindu, so she was offended A when Sean pulled into a McDonald’s drive-thru B to order a Big Mac. C Hindu mcdonald’s big mac No change is necessary.

35 the end

the end

The end.

The End.

Better.

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