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Capitalization and Quotation Marks By: Destinie P., Greg R., and James W.
Capitalize the first letter of significant words (but not the whole word) for these reasons: Why do we capitalize?? We capitalize to indicate the beginning of a new sentence. We also capitalize important names and/or titles There are many reasons why we capitalize, and there are many rules to capitalizing.
Capitalizing Capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence. Ex: The concert was great! A proper noun is a noun which names a specific person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are always capitalized. Ex: We went to Busch Gardens last weekend.
Capitalizing cont. There are two rules for capitalizing when writing a letter. (Rule 1)- Capitalize the first word and all names in the greeting. Ex: Dear Sir, My dearest Aunt, Greetings! (Rule 2)- Capitalize the first word in the closing. Ex: Sincerely, Truly yours
Capitalizing cont. Always capitalize the Pronoun “I” Capitalize days of the week, months, and holidays. Never capitalize seasons Ex: Thursday, October, Christmas, winter
Capitalizing cont. Always capitalize the first and last word in a title. Capitalize all words except “a,” “an,” “the” and conjunctions and prepositions of four letters or fewer. Ex: Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince
Capitalizing cont. Capitalize the first word in a quotation if the quotation is a complete sentence. Ex: Walter said “Why did Jessie leave?’’
Quotation Marks Why do we use quotation marks? We use quotation marks to set off material that represents quoted or spoken language.
Quotations cont. Periods and commas go inside the “close quote” marks. Ex: “I don’t care,” she said, “what do you think about it?”
Quotations cont. If a quoted word or phrase fits into the flow of your sentence without a break or pause, then a comma may not be necessary.
Quotation cont. When you have a question outside quoted material and inside quoted material, use only one question mark and place it inside the quotation mark. Ex: Did she say, "May I go?"
Quotation cont. Use single quotation marks for a quotation or title using quotation marks inside another quotation or title which uses quotation marks. Ex: She asked, “How many of you have read ‘The Lady of Shalott’?”
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