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Examples...
General Rules
Capitalize
Check your work
-Advanced Placement Program:
AP, AP tests, advanced placement class (lowercase because it is not the official title)

-Athletic Teams: capitalize names of sports mascots, nicknames and colors but not the names of sports teams:
Vikings, Generals, Minutemen, varsity wrestling

-Awards:
Teacher of the Year, Most Valuable Player

-Classes: capitalize official class names; lowercase individuals:
senior, senior Class, Class of 2015
-Buildings, areas: Capitalize the proper names and modifiers:
Wrigley Field, Civic Stadium

-Century: only when part of proper noun:
20th Century Fox, but ninth century

-Characters: in books, plays, comics:
Batman, Petruchio, Hazel Grace

-Church: capitalize as part of formal name of building, congregation, or denomination:
St. Mary's Church, Presbyterian, etc.


Free
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Vol I, No. 420
General Rules
Capitalization
Overview
-Capitalize proper nouns
- Capitalize common nouns for parties, rivers, streets, and rivers
-Lowercase common noun elements in plural use
-Capitalize words derived from proper nouns
-Lowercase words derivced but not dependent on it for meaning
-Capitalize principal words and enclose in quotes titles of books, plays, etc.
-Capitalize words when they are followed by figures
-Capitalize:
- AP, Athletic Teams, Awards, Buildings, areas, Centuries, Characters, Churches, and Classes
Pirate Press
- Capitalize proper nouns that are specifying a unique person, place, or thing: Courtney, San Francisco, Ottawa Township High School

-Capitalize common nouns for political parties, rivers, streets, and places when they are necessary is specification: Republican Party, Fox River, Columbus Street, Room 519

-Lowercase common nouns in all plural uses: Democratic and Republican parties, routes 23 and 6

-Capitalize words derived from a proper noun that depend on it for their meaning: Shakespearean, American

Lowercase words not dependent: french fries, venetian blind




-Capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence: Linda said, "Doing your homework is good."

-Capitalize the principal words and enclose in quotes titles of books, movies, plays, poems, operas, songs, laser disks, CD titles, radio and television programs and works of art. Do not underline book titles.
"War and Peace," "Wizard of Oz," "I Never Sang for My Father," "The Raven," "Carmen," "Sesame Street," "Jeopardy," "Mona Lisa"

-Capitalize words when they are followed by figures:
Highway 101, Chapter 3, Page 24, Room 607, Hallway 6
1.) The hulk, also known as Bruce Banter, likes to smash things.
2.) Taming of the shrew is a perfect example of a shakespearean comedy.
3.) Journalism is an amazing class located in room 519.
4.) I could really use some Cheese Sticks from the cafeteria.
5.) My mom is christian, but my dad is muslim.
6.) Good luck to everyone taking an ap exam in 2015!
7.) Senior Molly Bute is enjoying her senior year.
8.) John attends the First congregational united church of christ.
9.) Marilyn Monroe is a 20th Century Fox.
10.) As a member of the democratic party, I believe that change is what we need.
1.) The Hulk, also known as Bruce Banter, likes to smash things. (1)
2.) "Taming of the Shrew" is a perfect example of a Shakespearean comedy. (3)
3.) Journalism is an amazing class located in Room 519. (1)
4.) I could really use some cheese sticks from the cafeteria. (2)
5.) My mom is Christian, but my dad is Muslim. (2)
6.) Good luck to everyone taking an AP exam in 2015! (1)
7.) Senior Molly Bute is enjoying her senior year. (0)
8.) John attends the First Congregational United Church of Christ. (4)
9.) Marilyn Monroe is a twentieth century fox. (3)
10.) As a member of the Democratic Party, I believe that change is what we need. (2)
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