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Grammar Recitation Capitalization Rules
Terms in this set (21)
#1 Capitalize the first word of a sentence, the pronoun I, and the interjection O.
Bless us O Lord, and these Thy gifts.
Henry and I walked to school.
#2 Capitalize all words that refer to God, but not pagan gods.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. We give thanks to Him.
The Greek god Poseidon is the lord of the sea.
#3 Capitalize words that show family relationships if used as a name, but not if preceded by a possessive pronoun.
I asked Mom and Aunt Mary to teach me to cook.
I asked my mom and my aunt to teach me to cook.
#4 Capitalize the first words of all important words in titles of books, poems, works of art, and magazines.
We memorize the poem "Horatius at the Bridge." (names of short works are enclosed in quotation marks)
We watched the movie Anne of Green Gables.
The Pieta is a sculpture by Michelangelo. (names of works of art, movies, and books are also italicized)
#5 Capitalize months or the year, days of the week, AM and PM, BC and AD, Do not capitalize seasons unless part of a title.
I was born on Tuesday, February 21st, at 3:00 P.M.
Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.
We have a hayride in the fall.
The Fall Festival was a success.
#6 Capitalize compass directions when referring to regions of the country or world, but not when used as directions.
He lived in the Far East for many years.
The South has produced many great writers. We study Southern writers.
He was driving south on I-65.
#7 Capitalize titles of persons when they precede a name or when used in place of a name: Dr., Mr., Mrs., Senator, President, Captain, etc.
I see Dr. Watson and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Hello Captain! BUT Is there a captain on the ship?
The President was shot in Ford's Theater. BUT John is the president of our club.
#8 Capitalize the salutation and closing of a letter.
Sincerely, Yours truly,
#9 Capitalize the first word of a direct quote.
Charlotte said, "You're terrific."
#10 Capitalize proper nouns and adjectives.
Queen Victoria, Mrs. Arable, Mary,
#10 a Capitalize names of persons.
Queen Victoria, Mrs. Arable, Mary, (noun)
Victorian literature (adjective)
#10 b Capitalize geographical names: mountains rivers, cities, states, streets, and parks.
London, England Louisville, Kentucky
Pacific Ocean Rocky Mountains
Yellowstone National Park
#10 c Capitalize historical periods and events.
the Middle Ages the Renaissance Reconstruction the World Cup
#10 d Capitalize names of holidays
the Fourth of July
#10 e Capitalize names of religions.
Islam, Hinduism, Presbyterian, Christian
#10 f Capitalize names of organizations
Red Cross, First National Bank
#10 g Capitalize brand names
Nike shoes, Ford cars
#10 h Capitalize names of nations, nationalities, ethnic groups, languages
Italy, Italian food
#10 i Capitalize names of planets and stars. Moon and sun are not capitalized.
Mars, Sirius, Betelgeuse, Earth (when referring to planet and not the ground)
#10 j Capitalize names of buildings, monuments, ships.
the White House, the Alamo (buildings/monuments)
Monitor, Merrimac (names of ships are also italicized)
#10 k Capitalize specific courses.
Chemistry 101 BUT I like chemistry.
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