Elements of Language: 8th Grade - Capital Letters (Ch. 22)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
Rules for capitalization: Capitalize the first word in every sentence. The first word of a directly quoted sentence should begin with a capital letter, whether or not the quotation comes at the beginning of your sentence. Capitalize the first word in both the salutation and the closing of a letter. Capitalize the pronoun “I.” Capitalize proper nouns. A “proper noun” names a particular person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns are capitalized. A common noun names a kind or type of person, place, thing, or idea. A “common noun” generally is not capitalized unless it begins a sentence or is part of a title. Do not capitalize the names of school subjects, except course names followed by a numeral and the names of language classes. Capitalize proper adjectives. A “proper adjective” is formed from a proper noun. Most abbreviations are capitalized. Capitalize titles.
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This online version of “Elements of Language” features your textbook and a variety of interactive activities. The Second course is aimed at Eighth Graders. The Elements of Language Online Edition offers activities from these workbooks: * Communications * Sentences and Paragraphs * Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Language Skills Practice * Chapter Tests in Standardized Test Formats. It provides practical teaching strategies, differentiated instruction, and engaging presentation tools that offer more ways to reach more students than ever before.