Thursday, March 27, 2014

5 Capitalization Hints and a Free Practice Exercise

5 Capitalization Hints - and a Free Practice Exercise



5 Capitalization Hints 

 1. Don’t capitalize seasons: 
     summer, fall, winter, spring

2. Don’t capitalize school subjects unless they are followed by a number or they are a language.
    These are correct:  biology, Biology II, French, history, math, Algebra I

3. Capitalize directions if they name a region of  the country, but not when they indicate a direction of the compass.
    Correct: I love the food in the South. 
                 Go two blocks north, and then turn west at the stop sign.

4. Do not capitalize earth, sun, or moon unless they appear in a list of other capitalized celestial bodies.
    Correct:  I love the smell of the earth after a rain. 
                  Today we studied Earth, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus.

5. Do not capitalize, web, web page, web site, but do capitalize World Wide Web and Internet.
    Correct:  I am going to use the Internet today to create a new web page.
                   I cannot imagine how many web sites exist on the World Wide Web.
5 Capitalization Hints and a Free Practice Exercise

Enjoy!