CA P I TA L I Z AT I O N

Basic Capitalization Rules
Capitalize:
✓ The first word of a sentence
ex. E xcellence is a habit. ex. S unday, J une ex. I love to learn ex. CGLA ex. P resident O bama, D r. Swafford, M r. Beck ex. F ourth of J uly, H alloween ex. I talian, J apanese ex. C hristianity, I slam, B uddha, H ercules, A thena
ex. T he A utobiography M alcolm X , T he M ona L isa, “ M artin L uther K ing, J r.: P olitical A ctivities and A ssociations."

✓ Names of the days of the week, months of the year ✓ The pronoun ‘I’ ✓ Names, including initials, of individuals and organizations ✓ Titles which precede names
✓ All names of holidays

✓ Names of nationalities ✓ Names of religions and deities ✓ The capitalize all important words in titles of books, works of art, articles, etc.

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