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chapter 6.2 Capitalization and Punctuation: Capital Letters

Every sentence begins with a capital letter.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
A proper noun begins with a capital letter.

A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing. Proper nouns include people's names, titles, brand names, languages and nationalities, and the names of days and months (but not seasons). For example:

Common noun   Proper noun
woman   Damaris
son   Julius
my uncle   Uncle Ernie
college president   President Bliss
a new detergent   Cloud Puff
my accounting class   Accounting 243
studying a language   studying Spanish
holiday   Thanksgiving
month   June
The pronoun I is always spelled as a capital letter.
When I think of traveling, I always wish I could go to Borneo.
A capital letter begins the first, last, and any important word in the title of a book, magazine article, story, poem, movie, or other work.
Have you read Paul Hoch's analysis of football, Rip Off the Big Game?
Use capital letters only when you have a good reason to do so.


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