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Unformatted text preview: Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 2 Capitalization Objectives Distinguish between common and proper nouns for purposes of capitalization. Decide when to capitalize proper adjectives and when not to capitalize them. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 3 Understand when to capitalize personal titles, numbered items, and points of the compass. Capitalize departments, divisions, committees, government terms, product names, and literary titles correctly. Capitalization Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 4 Basic Capitalization Rules Proper Nouns Capitalize proper nouns, including the specific names of persons places schools streets parks buildings religions holidays months nick names agreements Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 5 Basic Capitalization Rules Proper Nouns P alm B each C ommunity C ollege G ulf gasoline T he C onsumer P rotection A ct Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 6 Basic Capitalization Rules Proper Nouns Do not capitalize common nouns that make general reference. c onsumer p rotection l aws a c ommunity c ollege g overnment o ffice Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 7 Basic Capitalization Rules Proper Adjectives Capitalize most adjectives that are derived from proper nouns. J apanese imports V ictorian attitudes B ritish rock B oston baked beans R ussian dressing F rench doors Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 8 Basic Capitalization Rules Proper Adjectives Do not capitalize the adjectives that originally derived from proper nouns but have become common adjectives through usage. french fries china dishes india ink manila envelope charley horse arabic numeral Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 9 Basic Capitalization Rules Beginning of a Sentence Capitalize the first letter of a word beginning a sentence. C omputerized inventory has increased efficiency. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 10 Basic Capitalization Rules Geographic Locations Capitalize the names of the following specific geographic locations. states cities mountains valleys lakes rivers oceans geographic regions Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 11 Basic Capitalization Rules Geographic Locations Our new plant will be located in L os A ngeles C ounty. The team will move its headquarters to K ansas C ity. Climbing M t. S t. H elens is not recommended. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 12 Basic Capitalization Rules Geographic Locations Capitalize county and state only when they immediately follow proper nouns. Our tour will include N ew Y ork S tate, and it will end in the s tate of M aine. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 13 Basic Capitalization Rules Principal Words Capitalize the principal words in organization names....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course OA 265 taught by Professor Lbrotsker during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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ch19 - Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 19- 2...

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