First Capitalization List
of two lists of names that require capital letters.
Albums (Abbey Road, Grease)
Awards (Emmys®, Oscars®)
Bodies of water (Atlantic Ocean, Lake Superior)
Books (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the Bible)
Buildings and other structures (the Taj Mahal, Empire State Building)
Businesses (Moe’s Greeting Cards, Tom’s Beverage)
Car models (Toyota Camry, Nissan Sentra)
CD’s (Nannie’s Tunes, Three Famous Composers)
Chapters and other parts of a book (‘‘My Life,’’ ‘‘Soccer’’)
Cities (Fresno, Tallahassee)
Comic strips (Peanuts, For Better or Worse)
Computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel)
Constellations (Aquarius, Libra)
Continents (Africa, Asia)
Counties (Norfolk, Dade)
Countries (Spain, Ireland)
Days (Thursday, Saturday)
Essays (‘‘Self Reliance,’’ ‘‘The Philosophy of Composition’’)
Family names (Uncle John, Cousin Moe)
Galaxies (Milky Way, Andromeda)
Governmental bodies (U.S. Senate, Department of the Interior)
Historical documents (Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution)
Historical events and periods (Battle of Bunker Hill, the Renaissance)
Holidays (Labor Day, Fourth of July)
Holy days (Ramadan, Yom Kippur)
Institutions (Marquette University, City College of New York)
Islands (Aruba, Crete)
Months (January, December)
Monuments (Mount Rushmore, Lincoln Memorial)
Mountains (Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains)
Movies (Rocky, The Outsiders)
Musical works (Dark Side of the Moon, If I Were a Rich Man)
Nationalities (Greek, Chinese)
My Account / Test History
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.