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2.4: Capital Letters

This resource was written by Jaclyn M. Wells.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on March 23, 2009 .

This resource discusses the rules for capital letters, and it covers other common errors writers sometimes make.

Capital Letters

Capital letters are an important signal to readers that you are beginning a new sentence or that the capitalized word is important. Therefore, capitalize words in the following cases:

Other Common Errors

Make sure to proofread your GED essays carefully to avoid these mistakes:

Left-out and doubled words: Sometimes, you can simply leave out a word you meant to include or write a word twice when writing a timed essay.

Pronouns: Each time you use a pronoun, it should clearly refer to a noun. In other words, if you use a pronoun like they, it should be clear from the rest of your sentence or previous sentences who “they” are. Also, the number and person of the pronoun should agree with the noun it replaces.

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