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Transcript of Capitalization
Person: teacher; Mrs. Kohler
Place: state; Montana
Thing: building; East Middle School Rule 3: Capitalize the names of RACES, RELIGIONS, NATIONALITIES, and LANGUAGES. Rule 1: Capitalization Always capitalize the pronoun/word I. EX: I love playing video games on a cold, rainy day. Rule 2: Capitalize proper nouns. EX: Common Proper
Person: teacher; Mrs.Kohler
Place: state; Montana
Thing: building; East Middle School Rule 3: Capitalize the names of RACES, RELIGIONS, NATIONALITIES, and LANGUAGES. EX: Some Dutch Protestants immigrated to New England. Hint: You should also capitalize proper adjectives formed from these types of nouns but NOT the common noun they are describing like: French fries, Canadian bacon, Dutch apple pie, German athlete. Rule 4: Capitalize words referring to DEITIES and to RELIGIOUS scriptures.
EX: Jehovah Shiva the Koran Allah the Talmud the Book of Genesis. Hint: Always capitalize the word god when referring to the one God of Christianity as well as any pronouns that refer to Him. Do not capitalize the word god when referring to religions that have many gods such as the Greek or Roman gods. Rule 5: Capitalize the FIRST word, LAST word, and all IMPORTANT words in a title. Do NOT capitalize an article (a, an, the) or a small preposition (in, for, from, by) unless it is the first or last word in the title. EX: Charlie St. Cloud (Movie Title) Number the Stars (Book Title) The Walrus and the Carpenter” (poem title) Hint: Remember to underline the titles of long works such as books or movies, and to place quotation marks around shorter works such as songs or poems.
Rule 6: Capitalize the FIRST word in a sentence and the first word of any quote. Ex: Everyone wishes summer vacation was longer.
Jerry exclaimed, "Everyone wishes summer vacation was longer! Rule 7: Capitalize the greeting and closing of a letter. EX: Dear Dora,
Panda Perry had a great time playing cards with you yesterday. Thanks Dora.
Diego Rule 8: Capitalize the FIRST letter of a title or an abbreviation of a title when used with a person’s name. Remember to follow the abbreviations with a period. The title Miss has no abbreviated form. Do not use a period after this title. Ms. Has no long form. EX: Mister= Mr.; Doctor= Dr.; Reverend= Rev. Rule 9: Do NOT capitalize family titles such as grandmother, dad, or aunt and uncle UNLESS it is being used in front of the name as a title, or in place of their name.
EX: I went on a journey through the woods with my uncle; I went on a journey through the woods with Uncle Rick. Rule 10: Capitalize the names of MONTHS, DAYS, and HOLIDAYS but NOT the names of the seasons: spring, summer, winter, and fall.
EX: The most popular holiday celebrated in winter is Christmas, on the 25th of December. POP QUIZ: 1. Of the following, which is the BEST answer?
A) i can imagine it now, soaking in the sun's rays while lying on the beach watching the tides from the mystical waters soar in, and soar out.
b) I can imagine it now, soaking in the sun's rays while lying on the beach watching the tides from the mystical waters soar in, and soar out. 2. Find the mistake in the following sentences, then choose the correct sentence. (Famous quote from the one and only, Tucker Dees.)
mr. carlson always gives me detention for no reason. i know he hates me, i know it!
A) Mr. carlson always gives me detention for no reason. I know he hates me, i know it!
B) Mr. Carlson always gives me detention for no reason. I know he hates me, I know it!
C) mr. Carlson always gives me dention for no reason. i know he hates me, I know it! 3. Tell whether the person, place, or thing is common or proper.
shoe store 4. Which rule does the sentence below demonstrate?
There are many different religions you may follow by. Christian and catholic are both religons.
A) Rule 13
B) Rule 9
C) Rule 6
D) Rule 3 5. According to rule 4, Which sentence would be correct?
A) I do believe in god.
B) i do believe in God.
C) I do believe in God. 6. Of the following, which would be the correct title for a movie?
A) GROWN UPS
B) open house
C) Letters to Juliet
D) the Hangover 7. Which rule does this sentence ignore?
My Dad is going on a hunting trip this weekend with my Uncle.
A) Rule 9
B) Rule 4
C) Rule 76
D) Rule 1 8. What is wrong with this letter?
I hope to see you at my surprise birthday party planned for Tanner. It'll be the biggest, best party of the year if you show up! So, please consider coming. I'll give you more information on it if you decide to join us.
A) Dear is not capitalized.
B) Dear and Sincerely are not capitalized.
C) Sincerely is not capitalized.
D) None of the above. 9. Choose the INCORRECT sentence below.
A) The moon is shimmering it's reflection perfectly on the flowing creek.
B) Some people enjoy school very much, while others think school is a waste of time.
C) do you ever wonder what it would be like being a squirrel? 10: Which of the following demonstrates rule 10?
A) The Fourth of July is known mostly for the bright, vibrant, colorful fireworks bursting in the dark sky.
B) halloween is a fun holiday because it gives you the perfect opportunity to dress up funky and trick-or-treat around your neighborhood.
C) On april fools' day, many people pull pranks on others, and try to get revenge on the cruel or harsh jokes they pull on them.