Capitalization - PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER...

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PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Capitalization Capitalization errors occur when the normal rules of capitalization are not followed.  Commonly capitalized are  words at the  beginning of a sentence  and the pronoun  I . The following are other important rules of capitalization: 1. Capitalize the first , last , and important words  in a title. (Articles [an, the], conjunctions [and, but], and prepositions are not usually capitalized; however,  conjunctions and prepositions of four letters or more are capitalized.) Example:   The Lord of the Rings  trilogy has been a best seller for weeks. In this example, notice that the first word of the title,  The , is capitalized.  In addition, the important  words,  Lord  and  Rings , are capitalized.  However, the words  of  and  the  in the title should not be  capitalized. 2. Capitalize the names of specific persons , places , languages , nations , and nationalities . Examples: Alice M. Foster English Mr. Foster Italian Denver, Colorado Chicano Mississippi River American Asian Canadian Spanish-American Harlem Latin America France Elm Street Lake Concord 3. Capitalize:    Organizations and institutions Example:  Rotary Club and Pentagon Historical periods and events Example:  Middle Ages and World War II Members of specific groups Capitalization 1
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PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Example:  Mason, Republican, Methodist, and Democrat Special dates on the calendar Example:  March, Friday, July 4 th , Veteran’s Day 4. DO NOT CAPITALIZE:   Seasons Example:  summer, fall, winter, and spring Scholastic Classifications  (unless associated with an event or category) Example:  freshman, sophomore, junior and senior Do Capitalize:   Senior Class, and Junior President 5. Capitalize titles associated with proper names . Examples:
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1101 taught by Professor Amador during the Fall '11 term at Broward College.

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