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1 When do we use Capital letters? Virginia Grasso Lic. Mariana Mussetta English Language II Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa Universidad Tecnológica de Villa María 30/07/2011

2 The first word in every sentence The first word in every sentence Mary is my best friend. Mary is my best friend. The pronoun I The pronoun I My father says that I watch too much T.V. My father says that I watch too much T.V. The names of pets The names of pets

3 Days (Wednesday, Friday) Days (Wednesday, Friday) Months (August, February) Months (August, February) Holidays (Hallowing, Thanksgiving) Holidays (Hallowing, Thanksgiving) Titles of respect (Princess Diana, Mr Smith and Senator Brown) Titles of respect (Princess Diana, Mr Smith and Senator Brown)

4 Names of people (Mary, Peter) Names of people (Mary, Peter) Places (Epcot Centre, Pizza Palace) Places (Epcot Centre, Pizza Palace) Teams (Chicago Bulls) Teams (Chicago Bulls) Companies (Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola) Companies (Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola)

5 Bands (The Beatles) Bands (The Beatles) Countries (Mexico, United States) Countries (Mexico, United States) States or provinces (California, Florida) States or provinces (California, Florida) Cities (Chicago, Los Angeles) Cities (Chicago, Los Angeles)

6 Rivers (Mississippi River, Hudson River) Rivers (Mississippi River, Hudson River) Baseball Stadiums (Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden) Baseball Stadiums (Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden) Movie Theatres (Cineplex Odeon) Movie Theatres (Cineplex Odeon) Malls (The Galleria, Fairview Mall) Malls (The Galleria, Fairview Mall)

7 Schools (Macdonald High School, St. Andrews School) Schools (Macdonald High School, St. Andrews School) The first word and all important words in a book title (The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) The first word and all important words in a book title (The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) The first word in the greeting and in the closing of a letter (Dear Mrs Daly) The first word in the greeting and in the closing of a letter (Dear Mrs Daly)

8 The names of stores and business (like companies that make clothes, movies, music, cars) The names of stores and business (like companies that make clothes, movies, music, cars) Nationalities (German, Canadian) Nationalities (German, Canadian) Languages (French, English) Languages (French, English)

9 Periods (Victorian Era) Periods (Victorian Era) Buildings (Eiffel Tower) Buildings (Eiffel Tower) Street names (Ivy Street, Poe Avenue) Street names (Ivy Street, Poe Avenue) Names of companies, organizations (First Bank, United Nations) Names of companies, organizations (First Bank, United Nations)

10 Institutions (Harvard University) Institutions (Harvard University) Name of courses (Biology) Name of courses (Biology) Religion (Buddhism, Judaism) Religion (Buddhism, Judaism) Followers ( Christians, Muslims) Followers ( Christians, Muslims) Holy books (The Bible, The Koran) Holy books (The Bible, The Koran)

11 The first word in a line of poetry The first word in a line of poetry (Swim me Congo (Swim me Congo Hear me the tails of alligators Hear me the tails of alligators flapping waves that reach flapping waves that reach a yester shore) a yester shore)

12 Do not capitalize articles (a, an, the) Do not capitalize articles (a, an, the) Coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, for, nor, so, yet) Coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, for, nor, so, yet) Prepositions (in, under, at) Prepositions (in, under, at) Unless they are the first word in the title Unless they are the first word in the title

13 Different[M1] teaching methods[M2] in Dead Poets Society Different[M1] teaching methods[M2] in Dead Poets Society[M1][M2][M1][M2] [M1]Please include heading before title. [M1]Please include heading before title.[M1] As for the title, check capitalization. As for the title, check capitalization.

14 Works Cited Byrne, Garret. Active English Grammar. Compass Publishing Print. Byrne, Garret. Active English Grammar. Compass Publishing Print. Kooistra, Alison. The Power Drill Grammar Book. Copyright Full Blast Productions: Canada, Print. Kooistra, Alison. The Power Drill Grammar Book. Copyright Full Blast Productions: Canada, Print.


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