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Commas unit 13

Capitalization
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Unit 13


Unit 13 Capitalization (Concluded)
Place Names and Geographic Terms
Titles of Books, Magazines, and
Newspapers
Names of Seasons
Trade Names
Words before Figures
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Place Names and Geographic Terms
Capitalize names of regions of a country or of
the world. Do not capitalize words that
indicate compass directions or general

locations.


The Civil War was fought between the North
and the South.



We have friends on the eastern tip of the island.

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Tryout Sentences
1.

I am flying to the (west, West) on business
and then will vacation in the (southwest,
Southwest).

2.

Bianca and I covered the (northeast,
Northeast) when we were reporters.

3.

As you drive (east, East), you will
encounter construction at the (southern,
Southern) tip of the adjoining state.

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Tryout Sentences (cont)
4.



We have lived in the (southeast,
Southeast) for five years but are moving
back to the (north, North).

5.

My nephew recently traveled to the (far
east, Far East) and brought home exotic
gifts for all.

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Titles of Books, Magazines,
and Newspapers
The titles of books, magazines, and newspapers are
indicated in italics or are underscored. The first, last, and
principal words are capitalized. Do not capitalize articles,
conjunctions, and prepositions unless they are the first or
last words of the title. These words include a, an, and, as,
at, but, by, for, if, in, nor, or, off, on, or, out, the, to, and up.
Follow these same capitalization rules for titles of chapters
and articles, which are enclosed in quotation marks.


The book A Walk in the Shadow of the Moon (or A Walk in
the Shadow of the Moon) is an autobiography.



We must read the article entitled “With the Help of an
Angel.”

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Tryout Sentences
1.

Have you read the fairy tale the princess and the
pea?

2.

You will enjoy today’s tribune article entitled a
voyage down a great river on a sailboat.

3.

Reflections on the career of a star is a book that
should be read by all.

4.

I just read an article a dancer on the high wire in
the periodical stage news and views.

5.

Vesey reported on the book how the small
investor can climb the ladder to success.

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Names of Seasons
Do not capitalize the names of seasons.


The first day of spring is officially March 21.



I will be taking a night class in the fall.

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Tryout Sentences
1.

During the (winter, Winter) my sister purchases
fabric for her (spring, Spring) wardrobe.

2.

In the (fall, Fall) the days grow shorter.

3.

We enjoy ice skating in the (winter, Winter) and
swimming in the (summer, Summer).

4.

Don’t you enjoy watching the leaves turn in the
(fall, Fall)?

5.

In the (spring, Spring) I will register for (summer,
Summer) school.

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Trade Names
Capitalize product trade names but not the
type of product.


We have a Canyon printer at home.



I received a Dante pen, which is made by the
Dante Pen Company.

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Tryout Sentences
1. I like Health Nut (granola bars, Granola Bars) and

(sweet dreams, Sweet Dreams) raisins for snacks.

2. My brother works for the Superior Shirt Company,

and he wears only Superior (shirts, Shirts).

3. The salesperson wants to sell us an Excello (vacuum

cleaner, Vacuum Cleaner).

4. Orris (refrigerators, Refrigerators) are sold by several

dealers in this area.

5. Don’t forget to buy Hatch’s (ketchup, Ketchup) and

Berringer (mayonnaise, Mayonnaise) when you shop
today.

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Words before Figures
Capitalize words before figures with the
following exception: line, note, page,
paragraph, and size.


Read Chapter 7 for homework.



Please copy the notes on page 9, lines 1
through 10.

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Tryout Sentences
1.

You will find this dress in (size, Size) 12 in
(section, Section) 2 of the department.

2.

The name of the murderer is revealed on (page,
Page) 243 of (chapter, Chapter) 18.

3.

I am taking the test in (row, Row) 1 in (room,
Room) 422.

4.

Renaldo made an error on (line, Line) 8 of (page,
Page) 5.

5.

Copy all of the material in (column, Column) 3.

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