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Capitalization: Writing Skills Success Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Review the lesson for Capitalization: Writing Skills Sucess Study Guide.

Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise: General Capitalization

Check your ability to apply these rules in the following practice questions. Choose the correctly capitalized option from each of the following sets. Answers to each set of questions can be found below.

    1. the movie terrified me at first. after a few minutes, i began to calm down.
    2. The movie terrified me at first. after a few minutes, I began to calm down.
    3. The movie terrified me at first. After a few minutes, I began to calm down.
    1. "what are you doing?" my supervisor asked. "trying to finish the memo I've been writing," i replied.
    2. "What are you doing?" my supervisor asked. "Trying to finish the memo I've been writing," I replied.
    3. "What are you doing?" My supervisor asked. "Trying to finish the memo I've been writing," I replied.
    1. the book noted that Henry VIII reigned from 1509–1547 A.D.
    2. The book noted that Henry VIII reigned from 1509–1547 a.d.
    3. The book noted that Henry VIII reigned from 1509–1547 A.D.
    1. After the game is over, I want to watch the interviews with the players.
    2. after the game is over, I want to watch the interviews with the players.
    3. After the game is over, i want to watch the interviews with the players.

Practice Exercise: Proper Nouns

Choose the correctly capitalized version of each of the following pairs:

    1. Chaucer was one of the foremost poets from the Middle ages.
    2. Chaucer was one of the foremost poets from the Middle Ages.
    1. The Martins will begin their summer with a weeklong Memorial Day celebration at a beautiful lakeside hotel.
    2. The Martins will begin their summer with a weeklong Memorial day celebration at a beautiful Lakeside hotel.
    1. The u.s. constitution contains the bill of rights.
    2. The U.S. Constitution contains the Bill of Rights.
    1. Judy has two Uncles who fought in world war II.
    2. Judy has two uncles who fought in World War II.
    1. Shakespeare's comedy of errors is one of his easiest plays to read.
    2. Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is one of his easiest plays to read.
    1. We caught a Vanguard Airlines flight to Orlando.
    2. We caught a Vanguard airlines flight to Orlando.
    1. The Talmud is a guide to the teachings of judaism.
    2. The Talmud is a guide to the teachings of Judaism.
    1. Paul has an editing job with Meredith Publishing.
    2. Paul has an Editing job with Meredith Publishing.
    1. The University of Michigan has an excellent business school.
    2. The university of Michigan has an excellent business school.
    1. Dr. Gallagher researched her book at the Library of Congress.
    2. Dr. Gallagher researched her book at the Library of congress.
    1. New York City's Sixth Avenue is also called the Avenue of the Americas.
    2. New York city's sixth avenue is also called the Avenue of the Americas.
    1. Near a body of water called firth and forth, you can see Edinburgh, Scotland.
    2. Near a body of water called Firth and Forth, you can see Edinburgh, Scotland.
    1. There is an incredible view of the Pacific ocean from Big Sur, California.
    2. There is an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean from Big Sur, California.
    1. Mount Everest, which is in the middle of the Himalayas, is the highest mountain in the world.
    2. Mount Everest, which is in the middle of the Himalayas, is the highest mountain in the World.
    1. I have traveled on the Garden state Parkway, a main highway in New Jersey.
    2. I have traveled on the Garden State Parkway, a main highway in New Jersey.
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