Presentation on theme: "Capitalization and Punctuation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Capitalization and Punctuation By AJ BrownCapitalization and Punctuationrequired inwritten academic EnglishPut together by AJ Brown for all to use!
2 Punctuation in English Consists of a perioda comma ,a question mark ?an exclamation mark !a colon :a semi-colon ;quotation marks “ ”an apostrophe ‘ellipses …a dash
3 What’s what… A period is for the end of a sentence This sentence is short.A question mark is for the end of a question.Is this sentence short?An exclamation mark is for the end of a sentence that should be emphasized to show excitement or disbelief.My class was great!
4 When to use a comma in English Comma examples…When to use a comma in Englishfor an introductory phraseLast week, several students were absent.when a dependent clause is first (complex)Because I am hungry, I am eating an apple.after the first clause of a compound sentenceI live in Lake Oswego, and I work in Portland.to separate items in a listPeter, Deborah, and Ian are waiting in the car.I want to see your homework, tests, and journal.
5 Capital Letter Rules in English first word in a sentence1st and last in a title, plus all n, adj, v, & advthe pronoun Iproper nouns (names of … )days of the weekmonths of the yearlanguagesreligionsdeities (gods)streets and avenuescountriesmountains and rangesseas and oceansrivers and lakescontinentsislandsbuildings and bridgesclasses and courses (w/ numbers)
6 Remember… Only capitalize general nouns if they are part of a name. The professor is nice.I think that Professor West is nice.The river is long.We visited the Mississippi River last year.Last week, the bridge was closed.Last week, the Broadway Bridge was closed.
7 Always capitalize… The pronoun I Names of countries or adjectives of countriesNames of religions or adjectives of religionsNames of gods even if it is not the name you useThe days of the week and the months of a year (NOT the seasons!)