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Grade 5 - English Language
2.5 Capitalization - 5

CAPITALIZE

  • The first word in a sentence
  • The first word in a direct quote (Mary said, "Stop the car.")
  • The first word in each item of an outline
  • The first word and all nouns in the greeting of a letter (My dear Sir)
  • The first word in the closing of a letter (Sincerely yours)
  • Generally, capitalize nouns and adjectives that refer to special, one- of-a-kind persons, places, or things and words that begin sentences, quotations, and titles.
  • People's names and nicknames (Ted Johnson, J.D.Smith, Dad)
  • Titles that precede names (Doctor Brown, Sergeant Stover)
  • Titles that clearly refer to only one person of high rank (President, Pope)
  • Names of races and nationalities (Caucasian, African American, Spaniard, Indian)
  • The pronoun I
  • Geographic places (Pensacola, Pace Boulevard, Mississippi River, Yellowstone National Park, Appalachian Mountains, Germany, Africa)
  • Names of most stars and planets (Milky Way, Jupiter)
  • Names of buildings, institutions, organizations, and government agencies (Barnett Bank, Florida State University, Audubon Society, National Security Agency)
  • Compass points when they refer to a specific area of the country (Atlanta is in the South. Jack likes Western movies.) Names of days of the week and months of the year (Monday, May)
  • Names of holidays and historical events (Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Civil War, Industrial Revolution, Dark Ages)
  • Names of languages (French, German, English)
  • Brand names (Kleenex, Heinz, Baby Ruth)
  • School courses followed by a number (Algebra 101, Biology 220)
  • The first and all important words in titles of books, magazines, newspapers, articles, poems, stories, etc. [see above for unimportant words] (Of Time and the River)
  • Names of religions and sacred things (Baptist, Bible, Buddha)

DO NOT CAPITALIZE

  • Titles that follow names or appear without names (Anna Maguire, professor of music; The doctor is in.)
  • Family references preceded by a possessive word (my mother, Jerry's dad)
  • General references to places (river, park, city, college, hotel)
  • The following stars and planets: earth, sun, moon
  • Compass points when they refer only to direction (Jacksonville is east of Tallahassee.)
  • Unimportant words within a longer name (a, an, the, conjunctions and prepositions of fewer than five letters [Statue of Liberty])
  • Names of seasons (winter)
  • The product--though you do capitalize the product name (Kleenex tissues, Heinz ketchup, Baby Ruth candy bars)
  • General areas of study (Cathy is taking algebra.)
  • The word "the" preceding names of books, magazines, newspapers, etc. (the Village Voice) unless the word is an official part of the title (The Glass Menagerie)
  • Breed names of animals, generic names of plants, and names of diseases (cocker spaniel, rainbow trout, sugar maple, mumps)
  • Some words that are already capitalized will appear in these names (English bulldog, Cornish hen, African violet, German measles)

Directions: Select if the sentences in the questions have correct or incorrect capitalization.
Q 1: Dr. Brown traveled through the southern part of pennsylvania to get to the conference on Victorian poetry
correct
incorrect

Q 2: Many of the students in the Introduction to Computer class at the University of Hartford last fall preferred using Macintosh Computers rather than the PC's provided in the lab.
correct
incorrect

Q 3: The Lake Superior is the largest and the most northern of the Great Lakes.
correct
incorrect

Q 4: On Fourth of July, we celebrate the Independence Day.
incorrect
correct

Q 5: My favorite uncle, my Father's younger brother, came to visit us last weekend.
incorrect
correct

Q 6: I loved reading The Traders in Time, when I was in Mrs.B's high school English class.
correct
incorrect

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