Capitalization Exercise (364)
Edit the following sentences to capitalize the nouns that require capitalization.
Answers and Explanations
Original: Famous big ben is not a clock, but a clock bell at the north end of the palace of westminster in london.
Correct : Famous Big Ben is not a clock, but a clock bell at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London.
Capitalize names, cities, and official names of buildings. Capitalize north, south, east, west, and derivative words only when they designate definite regions or are an integral part of a proper name. Do not capitalize these words when they merely indicate direction or general location.
Original: The emancipation proclamation freed the slaves in the south but not in the north.
Correct : The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South but not in the North.
Capitalize the names of official documents. Capitalize direction words when they specify a definite region.
Original: Actors brad pitt and angelina jolie own chateau miraval, a wine-growing estate in the south of france.
Correct : Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie own Chateau Miraval, a wine-growing estate in the south of France.
Capitalize proper names, countries, and the names of houses and estates. Do not capitalize directions that simply indicate general location.
Original: A coalition of state governors, lieutenant governors, and attorneys general was called for by governor beebe of arkansas.
Correct : A coalition of state governors, lieutenant governors, and attorneys general was called for by Governor Beebe of Arkansas.
Capitalize the titles of high-ranking government officials when used with or before their names. Do not capitalize the civil title if it is used instead of the name.
Original: My mother’s favorite charities were st. labre indian school and the american cancer society.
Correct : My mother’s favorite charities were St. Labre Indian School and the American Cancer Society.
Capitalize common nouns when they are part of a title (school, cancer, society).