1) Capitalize the pronoun I.
| Example: Jennifer and I went to the movies yesterday. |
2) Capitalize the first letter of the first word of each sentence.
| Example:Learning to capitalize correctly will improve your writing. |
3) Capitalize the first letter of names of people, organizations, and
| Example: Juan went on a trip to Tokyo, Japan for hiscompany, General Motors Corporation. |
4) Capitalize the first letter of adjectives that are made from the
names of people and places.
| Example: I like Mexican food. |
| Example: My brother's favorite author is H.G. Wells. |
6) Capitalize the first letter of directions only when they are used
to designate actual places, not when they point in adirection.
| Example: When we visited the Southwest, we actually had to drive north. |
7) Capitalize the first letter of the names of months and
the days of the week.
| Example: My birthdaywill be on a Friday next June. |
8) Capitalize the official title of a person (including abbreviations),
but only when you use it with the person's name.
| Example: Did Clarissa recommendDr. Montoya to you? |
9) Capitalize words used as names or parts of names.
| Example: Did Uncle George call my mom to tell her our grandmother is with Dad? |
10) Capitalize the first letter ofimportant words in a title of a
book, magazine, story, essay, etc.
| Example: I enjoyed Mark's essay, "The Truth About Being a Good Student." |
11) Capitalize historical events anddocuments.
| Example: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued during the Civil War. |
12) Capitalize the name of languages, races, nationalities, and
| Example: I learned inSpanish class that several Hispanics are Catholic. |
13) Capitalize acronyms. (An acronym is a word formed by the
first, or first few, letters of words in a long name of an