2 Rules of Capitalization 1. DO NOT capitalize the names of school subjects, except the names of language classes or course names that contain a number.2. Capitalize geographical names. (Including “Specific Regions” i.e. “The West”)
3 Rules of Capitalization 3. DO NOT capitalize the names of seasons, unless it is used in the name of a special event. (“Fall Foliage Festival”)
4 Rules of Capitalization 4. Capitalize proper nouns, both people and places. (Thomas Jefferson) (Belleview Avenue) DO NOT capitalize: short prepositions (in, on, with), articles (a, and, the), coordinating conjunctions (and, but, for) or the infinitive “to”. (Mary, Queen of Scots)
5 Rules of Capitalization 5. Capitalize the names of businesses.6. Capitalize the first word in a quotation. (“Will you go too?” or John said, “Will you go too?”) DO NOT capitalize the second part of a “split” quotation. (“I can not go,” Mary said, “until my work is finished.”)
6 Rules of Capitalization 7. Capitalize initials in names and abbreviations that come before or after names. (O. J. Simpson, Dr. Phil)8. Capitalize titles of books, articles, newspapers, etc. (The New York Times) (To Kill a Mockingbird)
7 PracticeMatch each sentence with the correct rule. Correct the capitalization of each sentence.1. when i came home my mother said, “how was your day at school?”2. p t barnum was misquoted as saying, “there’s a sucker born every minute.”3. bethany does not like the south and wants to move to the west.4. if you are not feeling well, dr. smith will write you a prescription.
8 PracticeMatch each sentence with the correct rule. Correct the capitalization of each sentence.5. my favorite season is fall, but i like the snow in winter.6. this year i am taking english, science and algebra one.7. i have an apple computer.8. you must pass geometry to take algebra two.
9 PracticeMatch each sentence with the correct rule. Correct the capitalization of each sentence.9. henry the eighth is my favorite historical figure.10. when you get to the highway, head west on the turnpike.11. i wish christmas happened in the summer.12. someday i hope to own a lamborghini.13. “i like to read,” Chelsea exclaimed, “romance novels.”