RULES FOR CAPITALIZATION

 

Deciding when to capitalize a word or phrase may seem confusing at times, but here are some general guidelines for making sure you use the technique correctly:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Numbered and lettered items (except for page, paragraph, line, and verse references)

 

        Points of the compass (if used to indicate a specific region; not is it is a general direction or reference)

 

        Specific departments, divisions, and committees

 

        Governmental terms, when they are part of a specific tide

 

        Names of trademarked products

 

        Literary titles

 

        First word in a sentence, quoted or otherwise

 

        Ethnic references

 

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