Can You Correctly Capitalize the Sentences in This True Grammar Challenge?

By: Becky

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Daniel Boone wore a coonskin cap." Daniel Boone is a proper noun.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "I traveled by airplane to Paris, France." Paris is a proper noun.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Her favorite movie is 'The Sound of Music.'" Movie names are proper nouns, except for the small words.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Denise went to school until she was 18." School is only be capitalized if the full name of the school is included.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "They toured the White House." White House is a proper noun when referring to the place in Washington, D.C.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "He went to church every Sunday." Sunday should be capitalized.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "She traveled to the mountains on vacation." Always capitalize the first word of a sentence.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "She visited the Louvre when she was in Paris." Louvre is a proper noun, and so is Paris.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Candy gave candy to the children." Always capitalize a person's name.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "I love Italian food." Always capitalize proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Her aunt lives on an island in Greece." Greece is a proper noun. Only capitalize aunt if it is followed by a name.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Her favorite breakfast is Apple Jacks." Always capitalize brand names.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "They live in Dearborn, Michigan." The names of cities and states are proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Her favorite band is The Rolling Stones." Remember to capitalize names of bands.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Grover is a fuzzy toy." Always capitalize the first word of a sentence.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "They watched 'Gilmore Girls' on Netflix." Capitalize all proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "She speaks English, French and Greek." Always capitalize the first word of a sentence and proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "The cabbie works in New York City." New York City is a proper noun.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "The Cleveland Indians won the World Series." Proper nouns should always be capitalized.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "The Beatles were a British band." Capitalize all nationalities.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "We all met at the Mexican restaurant for lunch." Always capitalize proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Her favorite dessert is chocolate cake. " Chocolate cake is not a proper noun, no matter how delicious.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "She left the server a sizeable tip at the restaurant." Server and Restaurant are not proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "The boy went to the movies with his friends." Always capitalize the first word of a sentence.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "They went to see 'The Lost World' on Saturday." Movie names are proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "The Greek restaurant offered authentic dishes." Restaurant is not a proper noun, unless it's part of the whole name - Olympia Restaurant, for example.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Her favorite stories were about Zeus." Remember to capitalize proper nouns, including names.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Her cell phone is a Samsung." Capitalize proper nouns, including brand names.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "She was married in Cleveland, Ohio." Remember to capitalize all proper nouns, including cities and states.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Carrie went to school early in the morning." Remember to capitalize the first word of a sentence.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Andrew's favorite food is Mexican." There's more than one proper noun in this sentence.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "All of the children sat and watched 'Sesame Street' on television." Capitalize all proper nouns, including titles.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "The kids got out of school at three." Don't look for proper nouns that aren't there.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "The Italian restaurant closed at midnight." The words restaurant and midnight are not proper nouns.

Which sentence is correct?

The correct sentence is "Macy wore a dress to the movie." Capitalize the first word of a sentence and proper nouns.

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About This Quiz

We're looking for proud, card-carrying members of the grammar police. If you're a grammar genius, you've come to the right place. We've prepared a quiz that will test your knowledge of proper capitalization. Can you get them all right?

Most people know it's a rule that you must capitalize the first word of every sentence, right? Well, we sure hope that you know at least that basic rule. But, assuming that you think you know more than that, we want you to know before you take this quiz that proper nouns can be tricky. The problem that many people have with proper nouns is that they often want to either capitalize words that do not need to be capitalized, or they fail to capitalize words that should be capitalized. For instance, you may know that the word "Greek" should be capitalized in the sentence "They all went to the Greek restaurant." But did you know that many people believe that the word "restaurant" also should be capitalized in that sentence? If you're a true grammar genius, you know that the word "restaurant" does NOT need to be capitalized in that sentence.

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