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CAPITALIZATION CAPITALIZE : 1. The first word in a sentence (a) W e saw a movie last night. It was very good. Capitalize: use a big letter, not a small letter. 2. The names of people (b) I met G eorge A dam yesterday. 3. Titles used with the names of people (c) I saw D octor (Dr.) Smith. Do you know P rofessor (Prof.) Alston? Compare: I saw a d octor. I saw D octor W ilson. 4. Months, days, holidays (d) I was born in A pril. Bob arrived last M onday. It snowed on T hanksgiving D ay. Note: Seasons are not capitalized: spring, summer, fall/autumn, winter The names of places: city state/province country continent ocean lake river desert mountain school business street, avenue, road building park, zoo (e) He lives in C hicago. She was born in C alifornia. They are from M exico. Tibet is in A sia. They crossed the A tlantic O cean. Chicago is on L ake M ichigan. The N ile R iver flows north. The Sahara D esert is in Africa. We visited the R ocky M ountains. I go to the U niversity of F lorida. I work for the G eneral E lectric Company . He lives on G rand A venue We have class in R itter H all. We went jogging in
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