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1 The Capitol Building

2 Writers need to know when to capitalize.

3 Rule #1 A lways capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence.

4 Rule #2 Capitalize Proper Nouns – People – Places – Things

5 Name Examples: Capitalize the full name including first, middle and last names.

6 Don’t forget… Capitalize first, middle and last name too! Hello Amelia Mary Earhart Hello My name is: your

7 Place Examples: National Mall White House

8 Thing Examples: Potomac River Constitution of the United States Vietnam Veterans Memorial

9 Event Examples: The Civil War Burning of Washington March on Washington

10 Capitalize Initials Too! Washington D.C. General Robert E. Lee

11 Rule #3 Always capitalize the pronoun “I” Honestly, I always capitalize “I” in a sentence.

12 I’ve “I” Examples: Also capitalize contractions with “I” I’d I’m I’ll

13 Always capitalize dates. Rule #4

14 Date Examples: Days of the week Months of the year Holidays Monday Tuesday Wednesday October December November Thanksgiving Independence Day

15 Capitalize Abbreviations Too! Days of the week Months of the year Mon. Tues. Weds. Oct. Dec. Nov.

16 Rule #5 Capitalize important words in a title Presiden t of the United States of America

17 Title Examples: Book Titles U.S. History Movie Titles Song Titles Article Titles

18 he ournal of ajor eorge ashington Don’t forget… Always capitalize the first and last words of a title. r. mith oes to ashington merica the eautiful m s g w a b t j m g w M W A B T W

19 Capitalize all of the words except: Articles: a an the Conjuctions: and but or so nor Prepostitions: at by for in of on to up

20 he ournal ajor eorge ashington W T merica eautiful r. mith oes ashington B A Don’t forget… Capitalize everything else except for articles, conjunctions and prepositions. s g j M m g W to the of S G J M G to the of

21 #1 Capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence. #2 Capitalize the first letter of proper nouns. Capitalize the first letter of first, middle and last names of people. Also capitalize initials. Capitalize places, events and things using rule #5 for titles. #3 Capitalize the pronoun “I”. Also capitalize the “I” in I’d, I’ve, I’m or I’ll. #4 Capitalize months, days of the week and holidays. #5 Capitalize important words in titles. Always capitalize the first letter of the first and last words in a title. Then capitalize all of the words except for the following: Articles: a an the Conjuctions: and but or so nor Prepostitions: at by for in of on to up


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