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Why I, I Wonder? Posted by on Apr 14, 2017

In the English language, I is the nominative singular pronoun, used in reference to oneself, and it is always capitalized. No other language singles out and capitalizes this pronoun, only English. We don’t capitalize any other pronoun, me, my, mine, we, us, our…  The question is – why? The most obvious answer is because English…

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Capitalization Practice Posted by on Sep 13, 2012

Yesterday, I wrote a post highlighting the major rules of capitalization in English.  Today is your chance to practice these rules!  I have a number of sentences below in which you have to find all the words that need to be capitalized and capitalize them.  The answers to this exercise are below. And here is…

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Capitalization Rules Posted by on Sep 12, 2012

Here is a little review of the rules of capitalization in English.  The following is a list of when you should use capitalization. Always capitalize: The first word of a sentence,  Example: When is it time to go? The pronoun “I”, Example: James and I will be visiting Germany next month. Proper nouns (the names…

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