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Capitalization - English Grammar - English Free Test

Capitalization - English Grammar - English Free Test


Capitalization means using a capital letter (for example, A instead of a). The use of capital letters helps readers read your writing without confusion.

Always capitalize the following:

The first word in a sentence.
  • I grew up in India.
  • S he left a message on my phone.
The pronoun I.
  • This country is where I dreamed of.
The first letter of a proper noun (specific name).
  • D avid wants to play soccer with us.
  • This letter is from C hang.
  • I graduated from the U niversity of N ew Y ork.
  • I like C oca- C ola.
  • She likes G odiva chocolates.
The first letter of months, days, and holidays (but not seasons).
  • Today is J une 8, 2011.
  • Susie's birthday is this T hursday.
  • The shops are closed on E aster.
  • This summer is going to be very hot.
The first letter of nationalities, religions, races of people, and languages.
  • We often eat I talian food.
  • I want to master many languages, such as S panish, K orean, C hinese, and R ussian.
  • There is one C hristian church in my town.
The first letter in a person's title.
  • This is D r. Simon.
  • I got it from M r. Tom.
Geographic areas: cities, states, countries, mountains, oceans, rivers, etc.
  • My destination is P aris, F rance.
  • Hawaii is in the middle of the P acific O cean.
Historical periods.
  • The R enaissance began in the 14th century.
  • The Q ing D ynasty is the last dynasty in China.
The first letter of each major word in the title of a book, movie, article, etc.
  • Tolstoy's W ar and P eace is my favorite novel.
  • I found the article " H ow to W rite a G ood C over L etter" in this magazine.

Correctly write each sentence using proper capitalization.

1) i was born in shanghai, china, but grew up in the united states.
2) mrs. ohana gave me the bible.
3) if you walk two more blocks, you will be able to see mt. rocky.
4) my family will have a summer vacation in hawaii.
5) I didn't want to cook tonight, so I just ordered thai food for dinner.

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