Capitalization - Effingham County School District

Capitalization - Effingham County School District

chomp! chomp! This presentation is brought to you by Grammar Bytes!, 2017 by Robin L. Simmons. Capitalization Do I need a capital letter? A Or should that letter remain lower case? a

This presentation covers capitalizing the first letter of the first word of a sentence, the pronoun I , and proper nouns. A capitalization item on an objective test might look like this . . . Sample Item Wanda wouldnt offer her little brother brotheraa A Christmas cookie cookiebecause becausehe heate ateall allof

ofher her B Halloween candy last october. october. October. C A. B. C. D. October Is needs October Is brother, brother, needs aa capital cookie, letter,

or capital cookie, letter, or which october option aa C which october option C problem? provides. problem? provides. Brother Cookie October October

No change is necessary. Capitalize the first letter of the first word of a sentence . The rottenpear pearsat satininaapuddle puddleof ofgoo goo the rotten on the kitchen counter. Dude, formal writing is not the same as texting your friend! Capitalize the pronoun I.

If that liar Darlene claims that she spent the night studying, iIwill willsay saythat thati Isaw sawher her kissing Thomas at movies. the movies. kissing Thomas at the Dont be lazy! Capitalize those I s. You deserve a capital letter! Capitalize proper nouns . On Tuesday,

September18, 18,elizabeth Elizabeth tuesday, september cooked her first pot of squid eyeball stew. Proper nouns include the days of the week, the months of the year, and names. Other Proper Nouns Titles before Names Specific Places Organizations Companies Product Names Religions Languages

Nationalities Holidays Departments Historical Eras Regions of the Country Course Names Titles of Works Titles Before Names Professor Stone Uncle Jerry President

Obama Capitalize these! the nursing professor my uncle the president of our stamp collecting club But use lower case for these! Specific Places Titos Taco Palace New York City Gatorland Capitalize these!

the taco stand outside a city a theme park But use lower case for these! Organizations World Wildlife Fund American Red Cross Doctors Without Borders Capitalize these! an environmental group

an emergency response agency a medical humanitarian organization But use lower case for these! Companies Starbucks Corporation The Coca-Cola Company Apple Inc. Capitalize these! a coffee house a soda supplier a computer manufacturer

But use lower case for these! Product Names Frappuccino Oreo Power Mac Capitalize these! a frozen coffee a cookie a computer But use lower case for these! Religions Buddhism

Seventh Day Adventists Druids Capitalize these! meditation practice vegetarians nature worshippers But use lower case for these! Languages French fries Russian boar Spanish moss

Capitalize these! fried potatoes wild pigs air plants But use lower case for these! Nationalities Brazilians the French ancient Egyptians Capitalize these! summer tourists wine connoisseurs

pyramid builders But use lower case for these! Holidays Thanksgiving Halloween Fourth of July Capitalize these! family dinner costume party fireworks show But use lower case for these! Departments Division of Motor Vehicles

Orlando Fire Department Internal Revenue Service Capitalize these! drivers license firefighters tax collectors But use lower case for these! Historical Eras Late Cretaceous Old Kingdom the Great Depression Capitalize

these! when dinosaurs lived proliferation of pyramids poor economic times But use lower case for these! Regions of the Country the South the Northeast the West Capitalize these! the south exit blowing from the

northeast west of the mall But use lower case for these! Course Names Fundamentals of Biology Intermediate Algebra Contemporary Literature Capitalize these! biology algebra literature But use lower

case for these! Titles of Works Moby-Dick Aliens Thriller Capitalize these! a thick novel the best movie ever made a dance album But use lower case for these! Quick Test Directions: In the items that follow, choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose

No change is necessary. Show me what you know. Item 1 Byron likes spicy foods, so he chose the Asian Asian A chicken wrap. Martha prefers bland dishes and ordered a large large basket basket of of french frenchfries. French fries. fries. B C A.

B. C. D. asian Large French French No change is necessary. Item 2 Janelle will take Fundamentals FundamentalsofofBiology Biology next next A semester; she hates Science Science classes science classes classes but

but but needs needs needs the the the B credits to transfer to a university. university. C A. B. C. D. fundamentals of biology science science University No change is necessary. Item 3

My family prefers to cook a ham on holidays, holidays,but but A uncle Bart uncle Uncle Bart Bartis is isaaavegetarian, vegetarian, vegetarian,so so somy my mymother mother motherprepares prepares prepares B

C tofurkey for him. A. B. C. D. Holidays Uncle Uncle Vegetarian No change is necessary. Item 4 Dai is vietnamese, vietnamese,but Vietnamese, butshe shegrew grewup upininPuerto Puerto

A Rico, where she attended cooking cookingschool; school;now now B she is the head chef at the Cuban Cuban restaurant restaurant on on C Orange Avenue. A. B. C. D. Vietnamese Vietnamese Cooking School cuban No change is necessary.

Item 5 Turn left! We need to go west west on on Highway Highway50; 50; A B otherwise, we will be heading toward Daytona beach. Daytona beach. Beach. C A. B. C. D. West highway 50

Daytona Beach Daytona Beach No change is necessary. Item 6 Katelyn used her last dollar to buy m&m m&m candies; M&M candies; A she would have enjoyed a Pepsi Pepsi to to wash wash them them B down but the cafeteria cafeteriaprices priceswere weretoo tooexpensive.

expensive. C A. B. C. D. M&M pepsi Cafeteria No change is necessary. Item 7 Juan is taking a religion religionclass classthis thissemester; semester;he he A likes the professor professorand

andthe thereadings, readings,but buthe hemost most B enjoys the intoxicating perfume perfumethat thatIsabella, Isabella,his his C tablemate, wears. A. B. C. D. Religion Professor Perfume

No change changeisisnecessary. necessary. Item 8 Patrick visited the police policestation stationtotosee seeif ifsomeone someone A had found Squeeze, his 9-foot albino python, python,but but B officer Rodriguez officer Officer Rodriguez Rodriguezsaid said saidthat

that thatno no noreptiles reptiles reptileshad had hadbeen been been C recently caught. A. B. C. D. Police Station Python Officer Officer No change is necessary.

Item 9 Jeffrey thought he would hate humanities, humanities,but but A once Professor ProfessorKimble Kimblereached reachedthe theItalian Italian B renaissance, the renaissance, Renaissance, the thebeautiful beautiful beautifulmarble marble marblenudes

nudes nudesgot got got C Jeffreys attention. A. B. C. D. Humanities professor Renaissance Renaissance No change is necessary. Item 10 Niki is a practicing hindu, hindu,so Hindu, so

soshe she shewas was wasoffended offended offended A when Sean pulled into a McDonalds McDonaldsdrive-thru drive-thru B to order a Big Big Mac. Mac. C A. B. C. D. Hindu

Hindu mcdonalds big mac No change is necessary. th e e nd. The E en n d. Better.

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