Rules of Capitalization

Lesson 1

  • Sentences
  • Pronoun "I"
  • Quotations
  • Lines of poetry
  • Letters
  • Outlines
  • Proper nouns
  • Initials and acronyms
  • Proper adjectives
  • Personal names and nicknames
  • Titles of people
  • Roman numerals

Lesson 2

  • Personification
  • Rivers, falls, brooks, and streams
  • Mountains and hills
  • Oceans, seas, bays, gulfs, straits, and harbours
  • Volcanoes and hurricanes
  • Bridges, causeways, and airports
  • Contests, pageants, awards, and prizes
  • Festivals
  • Musical groups
  • Plays, movies, and musicals
  • Television and radio programs
  • Parks, campgrounds, and resorts
  • Memorials, cemeteries, and estates
  • Signs and mottos
  • Amusement parks, fairs, and expositions
  • Stars, planets, satellites, and constellations

Lesson 3

  • Books, poems, short stories, and songs
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Nationalities
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Religions and their followers
  • Holy men in sacred writings
  • Sacred writings and documents
  • Reference to God and gods
  • Denominations
  • Churches

Lesson 4

  • Continents
  • Countries
  • Provinces, territories, and states
  • Cities, towns, villages, and regions
  • Streets, roads, avenues, lanes, and highways
  • Islands
  • Buildings and special rooms
  • Businesses
  • Dates and special days
  • Ships, trains, aircraft, and spacecraft
  • Brand names
  • Compound words
  • Points of the compass

Lesson 5

  • Academic subjects
  • Educational institutions
  • Educational degrees
  • Organizations, associations, and clubs
  • Historical events, documents, and periods
  • Government bodies and departments
  • Political parties and electoral districts
  • Government programs
  • Acts, bills, laws, and legal codes
  • Conferences