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Second Capitalization List

Here are names of people, places, and things to capitalize.

Organizations (Girl Scouts of America, American Bar Association)
Parishes (Vernon Parish, Terrebonne Parish)
Parks (Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park)
Periodicals (Time, Newsweek)
Planets (Saturn, Mercury)
Plays (Death of a Salesman, The Master Builder)
Poems (‘‘Boy Wandering in Simms’ Valley,’’ ‘‘Richard Cory’’)
Product names (Hostess Twinkies®, Evian® water)
Races (Caucasian, Indian)
Regions (Southeast, Northwest)
Religions and their followers (Catholicism, Protestants)
Religious celebrations (Easter, Rosh Hashanah)
Roads (Lincoln Highway, US 1)
Sacred writings (Talmud, Koran)
School subjects (capitalize only languages and courses that have a number or letter after
them) (English, Math A, Biology 101)
Ships (U.S.S. Constitution, Monitor)
Short stories (‘‘The Ransom of Red Chief,’’ ‘‘Luck’’)
Spacecraft (Mir, Sputnik)
Special events (Mother’s Day, Oklahoma State Fair)
Stars (Pollux, Castor)
States (South Carolina, Texas)
Streets (Winters Avenue, Mansfield Drive)
Teams (San Diego Chargers, Boston Red Sox)
Television and radio programs (Week in Review, Car Talk)
Titles of people’s names (Dr. Landerson, Mrs. Pennington)
Towns (Clinton, Canton)
Townships (Daggett Township, Duplain Township)
Trains (Golden Gate, Tulsan)
Video games (Chain Reaction, Crossword Puzzler)
Videos (The History of Independence Day, Golfing)
Works of art (Piet`a, American Gothic)

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. complete and simple predicates
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5. the object of the preposition
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6. the participle and participial phrase
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7. the adjective clause
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8. what good writers do
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9. compound subject and compound predicate
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10. introducing phrases
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11. the noun adjective pronoun question
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12. The nominative case
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13. the gerund and gerund phrase
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14. introducing clauses
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15. Commas Part Five
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16. types of sentences by purpose
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17. the indirect object
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18. types of nouns
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19. the pronoun
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20. the adjective
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21. the verb
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22. the adverb
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23. Confusing usage words part one
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24. Second Capitalization List
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25. compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
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26. the direct object
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27. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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28. the verb phrase
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29. the noun clause
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30. Confusing usage words part three
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31. Confusing usage words part eight
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32. Active and passive voices
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33. Commas Part Three
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34. Commas Part Four
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35. Quotation Marks Part Two
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36. regular verb tenses
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37. the preposition
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38. The coordinating conjunction
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39. the interjection
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40. reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
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41. The possessive case
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42. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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43. Sound a like words Part Two
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44. Commas Part Two
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45. The Apostrophe
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46. complete and simple subjects
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47. the prepositional phrase
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48. the adverb phrase
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49. the appositive
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50. the adverb clause
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