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Proper Nouns: Names and Titles of People

Capitalization - Proper Nouns: Names and Titles of People

  • Capitalize the names of people and the initials that stand for their names. 
  • Capitalize titles or abbreviations of titles when they come before or after the names of people. 
  • Capitalize the abbreviations for Junior (Jr.) and Senior (Sr.).

Example

  • Mrs. Foss took Dr. Ann J. Rice to see Gov. Tim Bell, Jr.

  • Capitalize an official title when it comes before a person’s name or when it is used in direct address. 
  • Do not capitalize the title if it comes after or is a substitute for the person’s name.

Example

  • Cheryl, the club’s president, introduced Mayor Watson.

  • Capitalize words that show family relationships when used as titles or as substitutes for a person’s name. 
  • Do not capitalize words that show family relationships when they are preceded by a possessive noun or pronoun.

Example

  • Aunt Pat gave my mother a painting of Grandpa.

  • Capitalize the pronoun I.

    Example

    • I will practice my guitar until I can play the song well.

    Proper Nouns: Names and Titles of People Worksheet

    Write each sentence. Correct any errors in capitalization.
    1. I volunteered to work at the p. j. Diego Foundation.
    2. I had an interview with mr. culver.
    3. My uncle knows professor Rita Stewart, the director.
    4. She is also friends with mom and aunt Iris.
    5. Dad and i spoke to Tim Flynn, sr., the senator from Ohio.


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