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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. the participle and participial phrase
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5. the object of the preposition
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6. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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7. introducing phrases
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8. Confusing usage words part three
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9. the adverb
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10. the gerund and gerund phrase
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11. the adjective clause
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12. the noun clause
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13. types of sentences by purpose
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14. the correlative conjunction
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15. compound subject and compound predicate
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16. The possessive case
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17. the indirect object
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18. complete and simple predicates
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19. types of nouns
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20. the pronoun
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21. introducing clauses
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22. Confusing usage words part one
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23. The coordinating conjunction
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24. the interjection
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25. the verb phrase
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26. the adjective
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27. the adverb clause
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28. what good writers do
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29. Sound a like words Part Two
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30. the preposition
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31. the noun
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32. singular and plural nouns and pronouns
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33. the noun adjective pronoun question
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34. the verb
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35. the adverb phrase
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36. the subordinating conjunction
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37. the adjective phrase
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38. Confusing usage words part six
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39. the infinitive and infinitive phrase
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40. personal pronouns
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41. the appositive
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42. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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43. The nominative case
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44. compound complex sentences
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45. complete and simple subjects
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46. Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
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47. Commas Part One
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48. First Capitalization List
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49. Second Capitalization List
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50. The verb be
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