What Gets A Capital Letter?
The following things should be capitalized:
- The pronoun “I”, names and initials, and titles before a person’s name, such as Mr., Ms., Mrs., and Dr. For example,
I went with Mary, Sue, and T.J. to see Dr. James.
- The first word in a sentence or quotation
- The first word in the greeting and closing of a letter
- The names of cities, states, countries, streets, buildings, bridges, and geographical places
- The names of the months, days of the week, and holidays
- The important words in the titles of books, movies, songs, newspapers, and magazines
- The names of schools, institutions, and businesses
- The names of nationalities, religions, organization, and political parties, such as Democrats and Republicans
- Compass points when used as names for specific areas of the country or world
- School courses, languages, country names used as adjectives such as Arabic
- The names of planets and stars, such as Pluto