Capitalization

  • Capitalize the first word of a quoted sentence.

Example:

"Look! This is an example!" Joe said.
Lucy said, "Duh. You said that already."

  • Capitalize a proper noun.

 

A proper noun is "a noun that is not normally preceded by an article or other limiting modifier" (m-w.com).  It is used to denote a particular person, place, or thing.

Example:

Mackinaw Island
The Landmark Inn
Jimmy

  • Capitalize "I"

 

Example:

I love talking about the time that I went on vacation to that place that I love.

  • Capitalize a person's title when it precedes his/her name; however, do not capitalize when the title is acting as a description following the name.

Example:

Doctor House is always right.
House, a doctor of medicine, knows it is never lupus.