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Capitalization Grammar Rules: Grammar Review Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

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Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise: Capitalization

Identify and correct improperly capitalized words in the following dialogue. Then, check your answers at the end of the exercises.

  1. "all right," jack conceded, "you win this time."
  2. "it's getting late and i have homework to do," jack sighed.
  3. "can we play one more time," asked julie. "please?"
  4. jack smiled and remarked, "only if i can go first!"
  5. "deal!" julie replied with a sly smile, handing jack the wireless controller. "good luck!"

Practice Exercise: Capitalize Proper Adjectives

Identify and correct any proper adjectives or titles that should be capitalized in the following sentences. Then, check your answers below.

  1. Have you read Mark Twain's the adventures of huckleberry finn?
  2. Thomas Jefferson's declaration of independence of the united states of america is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
  3. Kauai, a hawaiian island, is among one of the most exotic places in the world.
  4. One of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's famous paintings is called lady at the piano.
  5. march winds blow, before april showers show, which make may flowers grow.

Answers

Reminder: Capitalize (1) the first word of every sentence, (2) the first word of a direct quotation, (3) the pronoun I and all contractions made using the word I, and (4) proper nouns.

  1. "All right," Jack conceded, "you win this time."
  2. "It's getting late and I have homework to do," Jack sighed.
  3. "Can we play one more time?" asked Julie. "Please?"
  4. Jack smiled and remarked, "Only if I can go first!"
  5. "Deal!" Julie replied with a sly smile, handing Jack the wireless controller. "Good luck!"

Reminder: Capitalize (1) proper adjectives and (2) the first word and all key words in titles.

  1. Have you read Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
  2. Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence of the United States of America is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
  3. Kauai, a Hawaiian island, is among one of the most exotic places in the world.
  4. One of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's famous paintings is called Lady at the Piano.
  5. March winds blow, before April showers show, which make May flowers grow.
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