2 Capitalize: Proper Nouns: Edmond North High School Statue of Liberty Pulitzer Prize
3 People’s Names and Initials Mrs. PettietSally SmithJohn F. KennedyW. C. Handy
4 Capitalize titles and the abbreviations of titles used before and after personal names Professor LeeDr. Dan ReevesJulie Bishop, M.D.
5 Capitalize the titles indicating family relationships. Uncle BillGrandpa JoeDo NOT capitalize a family name when it follows the person’s nameorwhen it is used WITHOUT a proper name.Jerry, my cousin, is starting college.
6 Always capitalize the word “I”. I went to the store.What will I do?Will you eat what I’ve cooked?
7 Days of the week and months of the year. Capitalize:Days of the week and months of the year.Monday, February 3, 2008
8 Capitalize the names of religions, sacred days, and sacred writings. IslamChristmasBible
9 Capitalize the names of nationalities, languages, and races. MexicanI speak French and Italian.Irish American
10 Capitalize: The first word of every sentence. The first word of every line intraditional poems.
11 Capitalize:The first word of a direct quotation if it is a complete sentence.“What is your favorite book of all time?” asked Mrs. Barton.
12 “Let’s buy some books,” she said. “Which one do you want?” Do NOT capitalize:The first word of the second part of a divided quotation unless it starts a new sentence.“Let’s think of the books,” she said, “that we would recommend to others.”“Let’s buy some books,” she said. “Which one do you want?”
13 Names of states and countries. Capitalize:Names of states and countries.OklahomaNorth America
14 Capitalize:The first word, the last word, and all other important words in titles.“An American Childhood”“The Last Dog”“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”