Capitalization is when we use capital letters (hoofdletters) at the beginning of some words.
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Capitalization is when we use capital letters (hoofdletters) at the beginning of some words.

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At the end of the lesson, you will be able to understand and apply capitalization rules, using them to fix capitalization errors within sentences. 

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What rules do you already know about capitalization?

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Rule 1: Proper Nouns (zelfstandige naamwoorden)
Proper nouns are special names for specific people, places, or things. They always start with a capital letter. For example, your name is a proper noun because it's unique to you

Examples: Sarah, Paris, Mount Everest, New York City, Brazil, Coca-Cola

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Rule 2: Start of a sentence
The first word of every sentence should begin with a capital letter.

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Rule 3: Days of the Week, Months, and Holidays:
Days of the week: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Months: July, August, September
Holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day

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Rule 4: Acronyms and Initials 
ASAP (As Soon As Possible)
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

J.R.R. Tolkien
J.K. Rowling

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Rule 5:  Capitalizing the pronoun "I"
When you see a capital "I" in a sentence, you know someone is talking about themselves, and it helps everything look neat and clear. 

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my aunt, who lives in new york city, plans to visit us in august, bringing gifts from macy's.

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the eiffel tower, located in paris, france, is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and a must-see for tourists.

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the grand canyon, located in arizona, is a breathtaking natural wonder that attracts millions of visitors each year.

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my family and i enjoy spending summers at our lake house, where we celebrate labor day with a barbecue and games.

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on sunday, i will see the movie star wars and eat at taco bell.

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terry and louis went to central park last july.

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she has a friend from london, england.

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did you know that abraham lincoln was the sixteenth president?

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This week's work
Go to ITSlearning > Week 3: Fur-ticle writing
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