EXE Capitalization

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Executive Englis h Property of Defens e Information School Public Affairs Department Fort George G. Meade, Md. 2003 Send comments and ques tions to Mrs . Faye B. Jones . Jones f@dinfos .os d.mil
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    CAPITALIZATION
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DIRECTIONS Use the Slideshow View during the lecture. As you view the rules in the slide presentation, you will be prompted to do problems on the worksheet that correspond to the rules. After you do each problem, you will be given the correct answer. Do not work ahead. Do the problems in the order given. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard so that the items are revealed properly.
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Directions for Exercises You will be given a rule and some examples. Next you will be given a chance to try the rule and fix a sentence in your head. After the “Try it” slide, you will be instructed to fix a sentence on the computer lecture worksheet.
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Definitions Common nouns are general and non- specific. Common nouns do not begin with a capital letter. Proper nouns name specific persons, places and things. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
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CAPITALIZATION Common Nouns Proper Nouns ocean Arctic Ocean street Main Street city Atlantic City building Hoffman Building lake Lake Huron
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UNIQUENESS 1. Capitalize names of specific people, places and things. Thomas Edison Baltimore Inner Harbor Liberty Bell
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Try it. Mentally correct the capitalization errors in the following sentence. Evil things happened at the Bates motel in the movie “psycho.” Evil things happened at the Bates Motel in the movie “Psycho .”
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Do problem #1. On the worksheet, correct the capitalization errors in the following sentence. The music group playing at club meade tonight has been performing at a hotel on route 1 in the city of odenton each saturday night during july.
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Answer #1. The music group playing at Club Meade tonight has been performing at a hotel on Route 1 in the city of Odenton each Saturday night during July .
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PROPER ADJECTIVES Proper adjectives are adjectives derived from proper nouns that name specific persons, places or things. Proper Nouns Proper Adjectives Catholicism Catholic priest Switzerland Swiss watch Scotland Scotch pine Mars Martian spaceship
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Try it. Mentally correct the capitalization errors in the following sentence. The chef uses french bread to make his signature pizza. The chef uses French bread to make his signature pizza.
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Do problem #2. On the worksheet, correct the capitalization errors in the following sentence. The lunch buffet at the club offers a diverse menu. The mexican section features outstanding spanish rice with jalapeno peppers. The asian section has chinese noodles flavored with garlic, ginger and japanese soy sauce.
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Answer #2. The lunch buffet at the club offers a diverse
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