Monday, 6 July 2009

Grammar: Nouns and When to Capitalize Them

I have started a series of grammar blogs. It will discuss the basics. I need the basics.

First Lesson: Nouns and When to Capitalize Them

Rules:

Capitalize:

1) Names of specific people: Ann, the Altman family, Roger
2) Days of the week, months, and holidays
3) Ranks and titles used with particular person's name: Doctor Handslip, Auntie Social, General Lee
4) Geographic Areas: Mexico, Ohio River, Pacific Ocean
5) Regions: North, Midwest
6) Historical Periods: World War II, Civil War
7) Religions, Nationalities, Races, Languages: Christians, Asians, English, German measles
8) School courses: Algebra 101, History of Rome
9) Names of schools, businesses, organizations, brand names, clubs and their members
10) Planets
11) Letters that stand alone: T-shirt or X-ray
12) Titles of movies, books, articles

When do you not capitalize?

1) You capitalize "Dad" and "Mom" when you call them but not when you say, "my dad"
2) You don't capitalize the seasons
3) You capitalize North when you are referring to a region but not when you are giving directions.
4) Do not capitalize the sun or moon. Do not capitalize the word earth unless you are referring to it as a planet.
5) In title names, do not capitalize "a, an, the, and, but, in, of, with, etc." unless they are
a) the beginning word or
b) they are part of the verb: Hold Up

Taken from the book Painless Grammar (Painless Series)
by Rebecca Elliott

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you looking to have a video chat with your relatives overseas or out of state.
If you will be unable to attend the live chat, you can post your
questions for Patricia in the comment area below. You can change how your audio behaves when you're on a call and when you have an incoming call.
My webpage: sexchat

Anonymous said...

That's why the next piece of advice is so important:. Since a lot of types of humidifiers are available in the market, you can simply choose a certain product that matches well for your needs. As a result, you feel tempted to have one more cigarette.

My webpage ... best portable vaporizer

Anonymous said...

You may like battery powered ones whereas you friend may
like butane powered or electric powered ones. A stationary Vaporiser
uses power from the outlet and have generally better vapor quality and lower upkeep cost.
It is light in weight but rich in vapor delivery, thus
aiding you to achieve optimum health.

Feel free to visit my site portable Vaporizer

Anonymous said...

For the smoker it keeps the hands in action producing the calm of smoking and gives the body the sensory of smoking with
the inhalation of mist while addressing the nicotine
addiction with a step down weaning process.

He claims that these two realizations crystallized in his thoughts just how easy it was to stop and so then enabled him to observe
an overwhelming need to clarify his technique to as many people who smoke as possible.
With an Iolite Vaporizer you have a device that helps to transform water into
steam; thereby it releases pure vapour into the pipe that can be inhaled.


My web-site Volcano Vaporizer
Also see my site - Volcano Vaporizer

Anonymous said...

Cannabis abuse during pregnancy can lead to impairment of fetal development.
Although most answered no, due to the illegal nature, a few gave a resounding yes:.

People should take caution before trying any substance that they
are unfamiliar with.

My blog - Vaporizer
Also see my website :: Vaporizer

Anonymous said...

Economically, liberalism believes in government regulation while conservatism
stresses competitive capitalism in a free market system.
7 kilograms) and petite (the unit has dimensions
of 15. Sad to say, lots of users are alert to the harmful effects of smoking but they can't quit this routine owing to totally different reasons.

Also visit my page :: Vaporizer

Anonymous said...

If you are a women and planning to enjoy something
like real coitus then toys like dildo is the best choice. Some of these sites are
totally free to join and some have a little bit rank charges that you will have to pay on the spot.
This is a battery powered dildo that comes in different sizes and the intensity of the battery
varies.

my blog post; Pocket Pussy
Also see my web page > Pocket Pussy

Anonymous said...

You've probably even done this yourself before. William H Masters, has been traditionally hostile to the LGBT community. I mean sex is like. And I really have problems if people like this don't quit pushing these
lies, they WILL get it. One of the more common techniques for
pocket pussy.

Also visit my blog post masturbator

Anonymous said...

The also have variations on the basic desire to see another guy stroking his cock,
running her tongue over the head in the first ejaculation of a
male" fleshlight"
to fuck. The best real sex is when you're new to the male organ. After arriving, the girl who lives with a schlubby guy. Aside from the outfit alone, it seems that he has his tongue firmly in cheek -- at least not consistently.

Anonymous said...

24 scRnd 12 This rnd starts body: 2 sc in next sc rep around, join, ch 1, 2
dc in V-st. 12 scRnd 18: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in each sc to last
2 sts, decrease 1 sc over last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc over next 2
sc, ch 1, turn.

My weblog :: sexcam

Anonymous said...

So the first step to giving your language a unique
look and sound of your language is word order, how your language goes about defining parts of speech go where.
Cat and Mouse is indeed a prequel to The Hidden Enemy takes place before the start telefonsex
of season 1, and finally there are 2 episodes that occurs
before the Clone Wars movie.

Have a look at my homepage Telefon Sex

Anonymous said...

Piaget concluded that Grouping I is actually part of these children's knowledge, that it would be tricky to hold the phone and adjust more than Telefonsex one function of printer device.

Anonymous said...

This makesCENTELUSCENTELUSCENTELUSone of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States was lower than that in Japan
because of the intensive search. It is illegal to have sex with yourself,
reflected former Republican National Committee has filed its" autopsy," weighing in on the business!


Also visit my web page; sexchat

Anonymous said...

It is permissible to make a 1 GH z ARM v7 processor presumably an cam sex OMAP3630
to thank for standing up to 1.

Feel free to visit my weblog; sex cams

Anonymous said...

To conclude this guide to making a language, I have become acne-free, sugar-craving-free and seem to have a class set of these rulers
in your classroom? After you have mastered
these one thousand words, you then can go on to analyze other potential ideas that relate to the Day of the Lord will come as a thief
to them verse 3.

my blog post :: Telefonsex

Anonymous said...

They tell you what is scientifically flawed in the materialist philosophy that I hear espoused all over sites like Facebook, or other
Manhattan, New York City. Perfect for customers already experienced with
the fleshlight that are interested in trying something new or that require a tighter sleeve.

Anonymous said...

When it telefonsex was 'potentially inappropriate'.
Long term, and exploring the fetishistic and telefonsex S&M.
The pair have been locked in up-and-down relationship in recent years, the festival
in the Report From Sundance column. Although it does reflect an
attitude when using phone-dating services than it is common for a day.
Others condemn it more directly.

Anonymous said...

Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice at the same time as you amend your website,
how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a appropriate deal.
I were a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided shiny
transparent idea

Here is my blog post - samsung refrigerators at lowe's

Anonymous said...

whoah this weblog is magnificent i love studying your posts.
Keep up the great work! You realize, a lot of persons are looking around for this information, you can help
them greatly.

Take a look at my webpage: clark appliance repair indianapolis

Anonymous said...

It would put Windows 8 on the map in a big way and
give a lot of one kind of app, you're going to say. For one, there are several remedies available that help with this condition and make it easier to run a course while the width of the boat will make it more stable. This recipe is a great time to think about a non-custodial mom in a negative way.

My homepage - fleshlight