Grammar and Mechanics

 

 

Lesson 1
Capitalization

 

The literacy test might ask you to choose which multiple choice option has correct capitalization. 

 

On this type of question, there is only one correct answer.

 

Remember that proper names of people, places and things are always capitalized. For example, Niagara Falls, Jennifer, Texas, Sony and Skylon Tower are all capitalized. If a question asks you to choose which sentence has correct capitalization, you can quickly eliminate any sentence where a proper name isn’t capitalized.

 

 

For example, if you see a sentence like “My cousin tina works at a fancy restaurant in vancouver” you can quickly eliminate this sentence because both Tina and Vancouver are proper names that aren’t capitalized.

 

The sentence “My cousin tina works at a fancy restaurant in Vancouver” is still incorrect because Tina should be capitalized.

 

Activity Section

Try this: Caps Quiz

 

 

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