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Capitalization: Writing Skills Success Practice Exercises (page 2)

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Practice Exercise: Proper Adjectives

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

    1. Some residents of ireland still speak the Gaelic Language.
    2. Some residents of Ireland still speak the Gaelic language.
    1. Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist, painted many self-portraits.
    2. Frida Kahlo, a mexican artist, painted many self-portraits.
    1. My Irish ancestors immigrated to the United States in 1853.
    2. My irish ancestors immigrated to the United States in 1853.
    1. I will never attempt to swim the English channel.
    2. I will never attempt to swim the English Channel.
    1. The new Ethiopian Restaurant was getting rave reviews.
    2. The new Ethiopian restaurant was getting rave reviews.

Practice Exercise: Capitalization for Titles and Directions

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

    1. Digging the Canal through Panama took many years.
    2. Digging the canal through Panama took many years.
    1. The Smoky Mountains are in the Southeastern part of the country.
    2. The Smoky Mountains are in the southeastern part of the country.
    1. Nicholi Milani does more business in the East than in the West.
    2. Nicholi Milani does more business in the east than in the west.
    1. My least favorite subject in school is history, although I have to admit I enjoyed taking European History I last semester.
    2. My least favorite subject in school is History, although I have to admit I enjoyed taking European History I last semester.
    1. Marianne had never been as far East as Columbus, Ohio.
    2. Marianne had never been as far east as Columbus, Ohio.

Answers

  1. c.
  2. b.
  3. c.
  4. a.
  5. b.
  6. a.
  7. b.
  8. b.
  9. b.
  10. a.
  11. b.
  12. a.
  13. a.
  14. a.
  15. a.
  16. b.
  17. b.
  18. a.
  19. b.
  20. b.
  21. a.
  22. a.
  23. b.
  24. b.
  25. b.
  26. b.
  27. a.
  28. a.
  29. b.

 

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