Daily Grammar

Lesson 320

Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize epithets (a word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or a thing). Example: the Lone-Star State

Capitalize personifications (giving human attributes to inanimate objects). (Authors disregard this rule often.) Example: The Computer thought hard about the problem.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The lone-star state is texas.

The Lone-Star Stateepithet is Texas.

2. florence nightengale is called the lady of the lamp.

Florence Nightengale is called the Lady of the Lampepithet.

3. The bears of colorado are being starved by nature.

The bears of Colorado are being starved by Naturepersonification.

4. The cruel hunger looked up from all the empty shelves.

The cruel Hungerpersonification looked up from all the empty shelves.

5. In every face happiness smiled.

In every face Happinesspersonification smiled.

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