It's important to know when to use uppercase letters and when to use lowercase letters in English. Below, you will find two capitalization tests for study purposes. Each one covers a different set of capitalization rules, so they are suitable for different levels of students.
The first of the two capitalization tests will cover the basic rules of capitalization. These rules cover:
"I"; the first word of a sentence; days; months; names of people, family members, places, buildings, and organizations.
Also included are rules about:
historical events, eras, and documents; directions; titles of groups of people; and titles of books, newspapers, magazines, plays, television shows, movies, and more.
The capitalization quiz is separated into two main sections.
Instructions: Put a "C" if the sentence has no capitalization errors. Put an "X" if the sentence has any capitalization errors
Instructions: Circle the words that need a capital letter.
a trip around the world would be fun. it would be cold in antarctica and hot in the bahamas. you would meet germans, italians, and swedes in europe. it would be interesting to visit egypt and see the great pyramid of giza, the sphinx and the nile river. you could get ideas about where to go from the book journeys of a lifetime or watch the travel channel. lastly, you could visit the sites of famous events, like the boston tea party, the battle of waterloo or where the magna carta was signed.
A trip around the world would be fun.It would be cold in Antarctica and hot in the Bahamas. You would meet Germans, Italians, and Swedes in Europe. It would be interesting to visit Egypt and see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Nile River. You could get ideas about where to go from the book Journeys of a Lifetime or watch the Travel Channel. Lastly, you could visit the sites of famous events, like the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Waterloo, or where the Magna Carta was signed.
The second of the two capitalization tests are more comprehensive and cover all rules of capitalization including:
solar system, names of businesses, school subjects, quotes, poems, opening and closing of letters, and outlines.
Instructions: Circle the words that need a capital letter in the following outline, poem and letter.
I. animals of the rainforest
i am a poet
i did not know it,
my feet show it.
they are long fellows.
dear mr. wilson smith,
i regret that kevin and i will not be able to attend your retirement part at harry's house of hoses.
Instructions: Put an X by the sentences that are not capitalized correctly.
I. Animals of the rainforest
I am a poet
I did not know it,
My feet show it.
They are long fellows.
Dear Mr. Wilson Smith,
I regret that Kevin and I will not be able to attend your retirement party at Harry's House of Hoses.
Numbers 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10 are incorrect.