No Caps

Oftentimes your teacher will write “no caps” in the margins to instruct you that the words you have capitalized do not fall under the rules of grammar. Below is a sample excerpt where the student capitalizes a certain group of nouns. Let’s read.

Sample Excerpt

War also deals with strategy and tactics; Ideologists, Theorists, and Historians embrace the concept of peace through a decisive war.

Figure 40: Essay Excerpt from The Nature and Purpose of War

The words in bold do not represent proper nouns. Only begin the names of specific people, places, and things with a capital letter. Refer to your grammar handbook for more information on capitalization techniques and rules.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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