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

By: Becky
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Can You Correctly Capitalize the Sentences in This True Grammar Challenge?
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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.

Are you ready to prove that you're a grammar genius? Let's get started.

Which sentence is correct?
Daniel Boone wore a coonskin cap.
The correct sentence is "Daniel Boone wore a coonskin cap." Daniel Boone is a proper noun.
Daniel boone wore a coonskin cap.
Daniel Boone wore a Coon Skin cap.

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

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

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Which sentence is correct?
Denise went to School until she was 18.
Denise went to school until She was 18.
Denise went to school until she was 18.
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.

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

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Which sentence is correct?
He went to church every sunday.
He went to church every Sunday.
The correct sentence is "He went to church every Sunday." Sunday should be capitalized.
he went to church every Sunday.

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

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

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

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Which sentence is correct?
I love Italian food.
The correct sentence is "I love Italian food." Always capitalize proper nouns.
I love Italian Food.
I love italian food.

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Which sentence is correct?
Her Aunt lives on an island in Greece.
Her aunt lives on an island in greece.
Her aunt lives on an island in Greece.
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.

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Which sentence is correct?
Her favorite breakfast is Apple Jacks.
The correct sentence is "Her favorite breakfast is Apple Jacks." Always capitalize brand names.
Her favorite breakfast is apple jacks.
Her favorite breakfast is apple Jacks.

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

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Which sentence is correct?
Her favorite band is The Who.
The correct sentence is "Her favorite band is The Rolling Stones." Remember to capitalize names of bands.
Her favorite band is the who.
her favorite band is The Who.

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

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Which sentence is correct?
They watched "Gilmore Girls" on Netflix.
The correct sentence is "They watched 'Gilmore Girls' on Netflix." Capitalize all proper nouns.
They watched "Gilmore Girls" on netflix.
They watched "gilmore girls" on Netflix.

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

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Which sentence is correct?
The cabbie works in New York city.
The Cabbie works in New York City.
The cabbie works in New York City.
The correct sentence is "The cabbie works in New York City." New York City is a proper noun.

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Which sentence is correct?
The Cleveland Indians won the World Series.
The correct sentence is "The Cleveland Indians won the World Series." Proper nouns should always be capitalized.
The cleveland indians won the world series.
The Cleveland Indians won the world series.

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Which sentence is correct?
The beatles were a British band.
The Beatles were a British band.
The correct sentence is "The Beatles were a British band." Capitalize all nationalities.
The Beatles were a british band.

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

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

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

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

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Which sentence is correct?
They went to see "The Lost World" on Saturday.
The correct sentence is "They went to see 'The Lost World' on Saturday." Movie names are proper nouns.
They went to see "The Lost World" on saturday.
They went to see "the lost world" on Saturday.

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Which sentence is correct?
The Greek restaurant offered authentic dishes.
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.
The greek restaurant offered authentic dishes.
The Greek Restaurant offered authentic dishes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Which sentence is correct?
macy wore a dress to the movie.
Macy wore a dress to the Movie.
Macy wore a dress to the movie.
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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