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Punctuation Practice

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Capital Letters

1. Sentences

The first word of every sentence begins with a capital letter.

The dog ran around the block.

2. Names of People

The names of people (and pets) begin with a capital letter.

The kids asked Jaden to sit with them at lunch.

3. The Word I

Always make the word I a capital letter.

Alison and I walked to school together.

4. Place Names

Place names begin with a capital letter. Examples include the names of cities, states, countries, planets, streets and buildings.

We visited the Empire State Building in New York City.

5. Titles

The first, last and all important words in a title begin with a capital letter. Examples include the titles of books, magazines, stories, poems and movies.

David’s favorite book is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

6. Days, Months and Holidays

Days of the week, months of the year and holidays begin with a capital letter.

This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 24.

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