|Remember to capitalize the following:
Directions: The following sentences do not have correct capitalization. Correct the mistakes and rewrite the sentences.
- Titles which precede names.
Examples: Mr. Brown, Uncle Joseph, Aunt Sally, Senator White, Dr. Fernandez, Lieutenant Ronald, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
DO NOT capitalize a title that follows or is a substitute for a personís name unless it is a title of a head of national
Examples: government, Helen Jack, lieutenant governor, James Madison, President Abraham Lincoln, Prime Minister Tony Blair
- Titles of books, movies, paintings etc.
Capitalize the first and last words and all other important words in titles of books, movies, paintings.
Example: Gone with the Wind
Capitalize a conjunction, an article, or a preposition if it is the first or last word in a title.
Example: The Barron's
- The first word and all nouns in a salutation.
Examples: My dear Sally, Dear Fred
- The first word in the complimentary closing of a letter.
Example: Yours sincerely, or Sincerely yours,
- Names of relationships only when they are a part of or a substitute for a person's name. Often this means that when there is a modifier, such as a possessive pronoun, in front of such a word, we do not capitalize it.
Examples: Let's go visit Grandmother today.
Let's go visit my grandmother today.
Today is Grandmother's birthday.
Where are we going, Dad?
I love my dad.
Is Uncle Gene coming with us?
I will take Mom and Dad to dinner to celebrate their anniversary.
She told me that my father forgot his glasses.
Note: To check if it should be capitalized or not, just replace the relationship word with the real name; if the resulting sentence makes sense, then capitalize otherwise do not.
- Words indicating family relationships when used with a person's name as a title.
Examples: Aunt Tori and Uncle Jack;
but, .... my aunt and uncle, Tori and Jack Walker.