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Capitalization ……….always Beginning of a sentence Where are you? Holidays: Christmas, Fourth of July, Valentines Day Streets: 100 Holly Court, 15 River Road, 74 Continental Avenue, 24 Park Place Months: June, July, August Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Cities: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio States: Texas, California, Colorado Book Titles: Ann of Green Gables, Sarah Plain and Tall, Where the Red Fern Grows Movie Titles: She’s the Man A Cinderella Story, Lord of the Flies
Always Capitalize …….In a sentence…….. Put yourself last. (When in doubt… leave the other guy out.) Candace and I went to the store. Candace and me went to the store. (no sense) Always capitalize the word…..
fish sheep deer moose RULE” underline the letter before the “y” monkey = monkeys baby = babies Remember saying: I have one __________ I have two ___________
Possessives IT BELONGS TO THEM….. THEY OWN IT…. USUALLY SIDE BY SIDE… That is Howard’s blanket. Those are the students’ papers.
birthday winter spring summer fall a.m. p.m. NEVER CAPITALIZE THE FOLLOWING !!!!!!!!!!!
I have thei r presents. (belongs to them) their Go put the chips over there on the table.(direction/place) They are ( usually in the front of sentence) They’re very smart!!!! They are ( usually in the front of sentence) They’re very smart!!!!
The dog wagged its tail. The tail belongs to the dog. The dog wagged its tail. The tail belongs to the dog. It is (usually at the beginning of the sentence.) It’s a wonderful day.
To, Too, and Two Preposition: I want to go to the store. I want to buy some books at the store too. also The book store is too big. The librarian is too fat. an amount Want a Book? We have two cats.
“BLING”:Words: like a flashing sign warning that you need a comma. conjunctions and, but or, so, because….. There are more,but these are usual. Combining Words…..
Commas Series: She had eggs, cereal, toast, and jam for breakfast. Series phrase: I want you to brush your teeth, take a shower, and go to bed. Name a person twice : Last year my teacher, Mr. Hand, told Spicoli to get out of the room.
commas Introductory word…… (actual sentence underlined) Mom, can I go to the mall? No, you can’t go to the mall. First, you have to clean your room. I hate cleaning. City and state Denver, Colorado July 14, 2013 Today is Monday, July 14, 2013 July 4, 2013, will be fun.
Quotation marks Separate the speaker from what they say with a comma The actual sentence is in quotation marks (what the speaker is saying.) Separate the speaker from what they say with a comma The actual sentence is in quotation marks (what the speaker is saying.) The cheerleader yelled, “You need to make a touchdown!” “I already know that!” yelled Jeff. “I already know that,” yelled Jeff !
The use of ….. a and an You can not have two vowels side by side…..if a word stats with a consonant use “A”, if a word starts with a vowel use “AN”. A Snake A Frog An Egg An Ox
Books Anne of Green Gables Do not capitalize of, an, the, etc.. In the middle of titles The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Movie Titles The Wizard of Oz Notice…. When written it is always in correct form, but on movie posters certain liberties are take to make the movie poster stand out Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Abbreviations Dr. Dr. Seuss Mr. Mr. Hand Mrs. Claus B.D. Brianna Denis Feb. February F.B.I Federal Bureau of Investigations
Any and No Wrong: I don’t have no candy. Correct: I don’t have any candy. A double negative !!!!!! Do not no Same meaning
REVISE CHANGE REVISION …………….. All mean the same thing