英語のヒント vol. X: 大文字のルール 1

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Sep 10, 2013 19:07 英語のヒント hint 大文字 capital
Hello everyone,

There are many rules in English for using capital letters (大文字). Some of the rules are easy to remember and other rules are more difficult. It's easier in Japanese because there are no capital letters.

Today, I will tell you about 3 of the most basic rules for capital letters. After, I will give you a quiz. I wrote a post about common capital letters mistakes before. You can see it here:

http://lang-8.com/thomas1/journals/168271833471512856332668061896912204678

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Rule 1: Start of Sentence

This is the most basic rule. When you being a sentence, the first letter is capitalized.

Ex1: How are you? (H = capital)
Ex2: This book is good. (T = capital)
Ex3: Miso soup is delicious. (M = capital)

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Rule 2: Name of Person, Team, Group or Company

Names are capitalized—all of them!

Ex1: Where are Ken are Rui? (K + R)
Ex2: Did you see the Hanshin Tigers game? (H + T)
Ex3: Do you listen to Arashi? (A)
Ex4: I drive a Honda. (H. It is common in English to refer to a car type by just it's maker instead of saying 'Honda car' or 'Honda type' or something).

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Rule 3: Titles (Lang-8 Post, Book, Song, Video Games, Movie, Anime/Manga, etc.)

Usually the short words of a title are not capitalized ('on,' 'a' 'the' and so on), but the most important thing to remember is that most words are indeed capitalized.

Ex1: Capital Letter Rules (title of this post)
Ex2: Have you read Kafka on the Shore? (title of book)
Ex3: I really like 'Heavy Rotation.' (title of song)
Ex4: Have you played the new Monster Hunter? (title of video game)
Ex5: Johnny Depp is really good in Pirate of the Carribean. (title of movie)
Ex6: I watch One Piece often but I prefer to read the manga. (title of anime/manga)

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Capital Letter Quiz!

Please write 'o' or 'x' for each number. If you write 'x,' please write the correct answer too! For example:

1) One piece ---> 1) x; One Piece

Good luck!

1) I like naruto.
2) he didn't eat anything.
3) I'm a big fan of Final Fantasy.
4) I invested in Apple last fall.
5) Some people follow the bible.
6) Johnny Depp is great in lone ranger.
7) Many Japanese people know 'hey jude' by The Beatles.
8) The new ghibli movie is great.
9) The New York yankees are too good.
10) AKB48's new single was not as popular as 'Heavy Rotation.'

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1) x --> I like Naruto.
2) x --> He didn't eat anything.
3) o
4) o
5) x --> Some people follow The Bible.
6) x --> Johnny Depp is great in Lone Ranger.
7) x --> Many Japanese people know 'Hey Jude' by The Beatles.
8) x --> The new Ghibli movie is great.
9) x --> The New York Yankees are too good.
10) o
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