Posted by: Jack Henry | December 22, 2016

Editor’s Corner: The 12 Days of English – Day 11

On the eleventh day of English

My true love gave to me

Eleven types of words that should begin with a capital letter.

I’m sorry, I give up with the rhyming. I never really had it anyway! Here are the types of words you should use a capital letter for:

1. The first word in a sentence

2. Proper nouns: Barney the dog, Master Wayne, Judge Johnson

3. Places: the Canary Islands; Death Valley; Bend, Oregon; the Amazon River

4. Historical events: the Middle Ages, the Crimean War, World War II

5. Calendar events: Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Groundhog Day

6. Organizations: Elks Club, Democratic Party

7. Languages: Latin, Spanish, Greek

8. Religious references: God, Buddha, the Torah

9. Special places and items: Saturn, the Statue of Liberty, Nobel Peace Prize

10. Titles: Miss Jelly Doughnut, Dr. Strange, Rabbi Edelman

11. Proper adjectives: Victorian story, Japanese food

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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