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Capitalization 6.6.4

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Jean Sienkowski

on 7 August 2013

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Transcript of Capitalization 6.6.4

My address is 1394
Rowley Street
. I live in
Valparaiso, Indiana
.
Capitalization
6.6.4
More Proper Nouns
Specific...
days of the week
months
holidays
regions
street names
cities
states
The names of a particular person, a particular place, or a particular thing are
proper nouns
, so they begin with capital letters.
How do I know when I should capitalize?
Be sure to capitalize the beginning letter of a sentence, the personal pronoun " I ", and proper nouns.
Proper Nouns
Mr. Smith
Indiana
Ben Franklin Middle School
Thomas Jefferson
Common Nouns
teacher
state
school



When a title appears without a person's name, it is a common noun. Do not capitalize a title used as a common noun.

• The
mayor
visited our school.
• My
aunt
sent me a letter.

When a title appears with a person's name, it is a proper noun. Capitalize a title used as a proper noun.

• We loved when
Mayor Costas
visited our school.
• My
Aunt Debbie
sent me a letter.

Use correct capitalization.
Our game is on
Tuesday
.
I can't wait for
Thanksgiving
!
Gina lives in the
Southwest
.
I was born in the month of
June
.
The names of general people, places, and things are
common nouns
, so they do not begin with a capital letter.
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