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Capitals - Names

 

 

When you have finished this page, try the Capitals Quiz - Names.

Capital (upper case) letters should be used at the beginning of the names of specific people as well as the titles of people when used with their names.

In the first example, President Barack Obama, notice that his title of President is capitalized as well as Barack Obama.

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama

 

Such words as the, a, an, of, etc.. which are smaller words that are not descriptive parts of the title are left in lower case.

In the second example, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Speaker and House are capitalized as major words in his title are capitalized as is his name.

Speaker of the
House
John Boehner

 

 

 

Chief Justice John Roberts has the two words of his title and the two words of his name capitalized.

 

Chief Justice John Roberts
Chief Justice John Roberts

 

 

 

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