How do you know when to use a capital letter? Here are some rules.
1. The beginning of sentences-
Where is he? He’s at the store.
2. When you talk about yourself use capital I, not i.
4. Cities, States, Provinces, Countries, Continents and Geographical Areas-
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Ocean, Amazon River
Mr. Johnson, Miss Lee, Dr. Jones, Ambassador Jung
6. Languages and Nationalities-
Mexican, French, Russian
7. Days and Months-
Thursday, March 13
Boise High School, Colorado State University (CSU)
Also capitalize names of religions, school courses (History,) streets, buildings, and parks.
Now you try…
Rewrite the following paragraph using capital letters where they are needed. See the answers below.
i want to tell you about my professor, dr. lawrence cochran. he lives in los angeles and works at ucla. on monday, june 13 he will fly to cairo, egypt and visit the nile river. he can speak arabic and his wife is egyptian.
Answers to Paragraph
I want to tell you about my professor, Dr. Lawrence Cochran. He lives in Los Angeles and works at UCLA. On Monday, June 13 he will fly to Cairo, Egypt and visit the Nile River. He can speak Arabic and his wife is Egyptian.
(Contributed by Teacher Radhiah)
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