Capitalization With Proper Adjectives

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  • 1. 

    What is a proper adjective? Answer in one to two complete sentences. 

  • 2. 

    Which word needs to be capitalized in this sentence?'Megan wanted to tell all of her friends that she could speak fluent german.

    • A.

      Speak

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      Friends

    • D.

      German

    Correct Answer
    D. German
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, the word "German" needs to be capitalized. This is because it is a proper noun, referring to a specific language. Capitalizing it helps to distinguish it as a proper noun and follows the grammatical rules of capitalizing languages.

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  • 3. 

    The word religion has to be capitalized

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "religion" does not have to be capitalized. In general, capitalization rules in English dictate that proper nouns and the first word of a sentence should be capitalized. However, "religion" is a common noun and does not require capitalization unless it is part of a specific religious title or name.

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  • 4. 

    Which sentence uses a proper adjective? 1) 'The drama club preformed the play Macbeth which was written by Shakespeare.'2) 'The drama club preformed a Shakespearian play Macbeth.'

    • A.

      The first sentence

    • B.

      The second sentence

    • C.

      Neither of them

    • D.

      Both of them

    Correct Answer
    B. The second sentence
    Explanation
    The second sentence uses a proper adjective, "Shakespearian," to describe the play Macbeth. Proper adjectives are derived from proper nouns and are used to describe specific people, places, or things. In this case, "Shakespearian" is derived from the proper noun "Shakespeare," who is the author of the play. Therefore, the second sentence correctly uses a proper adjective.

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  • 5. 

    Only some races have to be capitalized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Only some races have to be capitalized" is false. In general, races or ethnicities are not capitalized unless they are proper nouns or part of a specific title or organization. Capitalization rules for races can vary depending on the style guide being used, but it is not true that only some races have to be capitalized.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these do you have to capitalize? Choose all correct answers.

    • A.

      Religions

    • B.

      Races

    • C.

      Nationalities

    • D.

      Brand Names

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Religions
    B. Races
    C. Nationalities
    D. Brand Names
    Explanation
    The items listed in the answer (Religions, Races, Nationalities, Brand Names) all need to be capitalized. In English grammar, proper nouns such as names of religions, races, nationalities, and brand names are capitalized. This helps to distinguish them from common nouns and gives them importance and specificity.

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  • 7. 

    What is wrong in this sentence?'I enjoy many different types of food but italian is my favorite.'

    • A.

      The word Italian isn't capitalized.

    • B.

      This sentence is just bad.

    • C.

      I dunno.

    • D.

      Nothing is wrong.

    Correct Answer
    A. The word Italian isn't capitalized.
    Explanation
    The word "Italian" should be capitalized in this sentence. Capitalization is necessary for proper nouns, such as the names of languages, countries, and nationalities. In this case, "Italian" refers to the specific cuisine, which is a proper noun and should be capitalized.

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  • 8. 

    What is wrong in this sentence?'The dress was designed with a Victorian influence.'

    • A.

      Victorian shouldn't be capitalized.

    • B.

      I dunno.

    • C.

      Nothing is wrong.

    • D.

      EVERYTHING IS WRONG

    Correct Answer
    C. Nothing is wrong.
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The dress was designed with a Victorian influence" is grammatically correct. The word "Victorian" does not need to be capitalized unless it is at the beginning of the sentence or part of a proper noun. In this case, "Victorian" is used as an adjective to describe the influence on the dress, so it does not need to be capitalized. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    Is the capitalization here correct? 'Japanese robes are called kimonos.'

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The capitalization in the sentence "Japanese robes are called kimonos" is correct. The word "Japanese" is capitalized because it is the proper adjective referring to the nationality or origin of the robes. The word "kimonos" is not capitalized because it is a common noun referring to a type of clothing.

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  • 10. 

    Susan and Phillip didn't know which sentence was right. Susan said, "I think French fries come from France." Phillip said, "I think french fries come from France." Who was right?

    • A.

      Phillip because they were just talking about fries so it wouldn't be capitalized.

    • B.

      Susan because the word french was describing something.

    • C.

      Neither of them were right.

    • D.

      Who cares?

    Correct Answer
    B. Susan because the word french was describing something.
    Explanation
    Susan was right because the word "French" in "French fries" is an adjective that describes the type or style of fries. Adjectives are typically capitalized in English when they are derived from proper nouns, such as "French" being derived from "France". Therefore, the correct sentence would be "I think French fries come from France."

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  • 11. 

    Should the underlined word be capitalized?The band plays Country music.

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    A. No
    Explanation
    The underlined word "Country" should not be capitalized. In general, only proper nouns and the first word of a sentence should be capitalized. "Country" in this context is not a proper noun, but rather a common noun describing the genre of music. Therefore, it does not need to be capitalized.

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  • 12. 

    Are brand names capitalized?

    • A.

      Yes, they are always capitalized.

    • B.

      Only sometimes.

    • C.

      Barely.

    • D.

      Never.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, they are always capitalized.
    Explanation
    Brand names are proper nouns, and proper nouns are always capitalized. This is because brand names are specific names given to products or companies, and they need to be distinguished from common nouns. Capitalizing brand names helps to identify and differentiate them from other words in a sentence.

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  • 13. 

    Is this sentence right?'Jill likes to stroll through French villages."

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The sentence "Jill likes to stroll through French villages" is grammatically correct. It follows the subject-verb-object structure and uses appropriate vocabulary and syntax. The sentence conveys a clear meaning that Jill enjoys walking leisurely in French villages.

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  • 14. 

    Does the word Caucasian have to be capitalized?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe so

    • D.

      I dunno

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The word "Caucasian" should be capitalized because it is derived from the proper noun "Caucasus," which refers to a region in Eurasia. In English grammar, proper nouns are capitalized, and "Caucasian" is used to describe people from this region or a racial group.

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  • 15. 

    All adjectives should be capitalized:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Adjectives do not need to be capitalized unless they are part of a proper noun or at the beginning of a sentence. In regular usage, adjectives are written in lowercase. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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