Capitalization Exercise (99)
Correct the capitalization in the following sentences.
Answers and Explanations
Original: Next sunday will be our fifth Anniversary.
Correct : Next Sunday will be our fifth anniversary.
In English, days of the week are capitalized. Common nouns, like "anniversary" are not.
Original: My best school subjects are History, french, math, and Physics.
Correct : My best school subjects are history, French, math, and physics.
Languages are capitalized, but other school subjects are not.
Original: Sallie bought new curtains for her French windows.
Correct : Sallie bought new curtains for her french windows.
Although capitalized in other contexts, "french" is not capitalized here because "french windows" refers to a certain type of window. The same usage would apply to "russian dressing" and "danish pastry."
Original: When we visit Rome, we hope to obtain an audience with the pope.
Correct : When we visit Rome, we hope to obtain an audience with the pope.
According to CMOS religious titles are treated much like civil and military titles: the pope; Pope Francis.
Original: London and paris were already centers of culture in the middle ages.
Correct : London and Paris were already centers of culture in the Middle Ages.
Names of cities are capitalized, as are distinctive historical periods.