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Capitalization Notes Name:_______________________________________________________ Directions: Fill in quality, helpful examples of each category in the chart below.

Category Particular people

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Organizations

Calendar names - Days of the week - Months of the year - Holidays - NOT seasons Geographical Names

Building names Directions which refer to a region, not a way to go Group names - Political parties - Religious sects - Nations - Ethnic origin groups Government body and department names Historic Names - Events - Periods - Documents Titles - Titles before names - High government titles without names - College degrees Words of family relationship - Family names when used as specific persons name - Relationship names when used before a proper name - NOT relationship names not naming a person Go east. Maine is in the Northeast.
Often regions which should be capitalized are preceded by the.

The little words, like of or the are not capitalized Civil War

The cake belongs to Dad. That is my dad.

Capitalization Notes Name:_______________________________________________________ Directions: Fill in quality, helpful examples of each category in the chart below.

Solar system names - Planets - Stars - Satellites - NOT sun, earth, moon usually Trade (Company) names

Sony television

The name, not the item, is capitalized

School subjects - Language course - Specific course with number following - Words in course that need to be capitalized - NOT general courses Titles - Books - Articles - Poems - Plays - Newspapers - Television shows - Radio programs First words - First word of a sentence - A quoted sentence - A line of poetry or verse Letters - Salutations (1st word) - Closings (1st word) Outlines

American history

Prepositions and articles are NOT capitalized

Give me liberty, said Patrick Henry, or give me death. Or is not capital because it does not begin the quote or a new sentence.

I.

Dinosaurs A. Brontosaurus 1. Food B.

I, O

O, the day has begun!

Deities - Names of deites Sacred writings

Capitalization Notes Name:_______________________________________________________ Directions: Fill in quality, helpful examples of each category in the chart below.