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Practical English Grammar


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