This worksheet starts with five basic rules and then provides 10 questions for practice.
1. Only capitalize north, south, east, and west when writing about specific locations in the country
• I lived in the South for three years.
• Go south at the old farm house.
2. Capitalize the titles of people in high national office
• The President of the United States spoke to the graduating class.
3. Capitalize a person’s title if used in place of their name
• Will you please come here, Mother?
• Good morning, Doctor.
4. Capitalize the major words in titles
• Romeo and Juliet, All Quiet on the Western Front
5. Capitalize words referring to God.
Directions: Triple underline each letter that should be capitalized. Put a slash through each letter that should not be capitalized.
- Go south on highway 5.
- The president of the country grew up in the south.
- My two favorite books are lord or the flies and catcher in the rye.
- I was walking in the north end of town when I saw the secretary of state.
- The North is known to be colder than the south.
- The President of our book club suggested we read joy luck club.
- It must have been god’s way of saying, “son, be careful.”
- Hawaii and Alaska are the Western most parts of the United States.
- My Uncle gave us tickets to the play at the theater on the North end of town.
- This year we will read to kill a mockingbird and tale of two cities.