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Capitalization Guide

and Quiz
Review the rule to capitalize
and take the quiz. Print your
score at the end.
Capitalized:
• My best friend is
• the pronoun I
•the first word of
here.
every sentence
•the first word in a
• Bryan told me, ”Don’t
direct quotation go there or else”.
•all proper nouns and
proper adjectives • Laura is American.
•the first word in the
greeting and closing of
a letter • Dear Margaret,
Sincerely yours,
Capitalized:
• names of people and also • Richard G.
the initials or Smith
abbreviations that stand
for those names
• titles used with names • Mr. Edward
of person and Simpson
abbreviations standing
for those titles
• geographical names and
sections of the country • Pacific Ocean,
or world Europe
Capitalized:
• names of languages, • English,
races, nationalities, Asian, Irish,
religions, and proper Catholic,
adjectives formed from American
them
• names of days of the • Monday,
weeks, months of the January,
years, and special Christmas
holidays
• names of historical
• Civil War,
events, documents, and
Magna Carta,
periods of times
Capitalized:
• names of • World Health
organizations, Organization, American
associations, Public Health
Association, Chicago
teams, and their Bulls, Michael Jordan
members
• abbreviations of
• ONU, APHA
titles and
organizations
• names of business
and official names • McDonalds, Big Mac
of their products
Capitalized:
• the first letter of the • Diary of Anne
first, last, and other
important words in a title Frank
• word such as mother,
father, aunt, and uncle
when these words are used
as names
• Mother Teresa of
Calcutta
Let’s see if you understood!
Take the quiz and print your
score.
Choose the word that should be
capitalized in this sentence:
The small hindu temple has been
renovated.

hindu temple

small
Choose the words that should be
capitalized in this sentence:
my house is on Shelby avenue.

house, avenue my, house

my, avenue
Choose the words that should be
capitalized in this sentence:
you are hoping i won’t tell mom.

you, hoping you, i

i, mom
Choose the word that should be capitalized
in this sentence:
The canadians won the gold medal.

gold medal

canadians
Choose the words that should be capitalized
in this sentence:
We have been reading about the
great depression in the united
states during the 30’s.

depression, united great, states

great depression,
united states
Choose the words that should be capitalized
in this sentence:
She flunked spanish, but passed
french.

spanish, french flunked, passed

but, flunked
How did I do?