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Moss Echoes of Hunting
How to Silence a Cricket
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Island of Hope
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Chemistry and Materials
Sweeeet! The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes
Hitting the redo button on evolution
Sugary Survival Skill
Computers
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A New Look at Saturn's rings
The Book of Life
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A Really Big (but Extinct) Rodent
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Did Dinosaurs Do Handstands?
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Recipe for a Hurricane
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Easy Ways to Conserve Water
Indoor ozone stopper
Finding the Past
A Big Discovery about Little People
If Only Bones Could Speak
Settling the Americas
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Electric Eel
Flashlight Fishes
Piranha
Food and Nutrition
The Color of Health
A Pepper Part that Burns Fat
The Essence of Celery
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Subject and Verb Agreement
Adjectives and Adverbs
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The tell-tale bacteria
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Praying Mantis
Sea Anemones
Mussels
Mammals
Glider
German Shepherds
African Leopards
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Electric Backpack
Project Music
The Pressure of Scuba Diving
Plants
Springing forward
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Plants Travel Wind Highways
Reptiles
Komodo Dragons
Copperhead Snakes
Alligators
Space and Astronomy
Witnessing a Rare Venus Eclipse
Ringing Saturn
Saturn's Spongy Moon
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Slip Sliming Away
Smart Windows
A Light Delay
The Parts of Speech
What is a Noun
What is a Preposition?
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Robots on the Road, Again
Where rivers run uphill
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Weather
Either Martians or Mars has gas
Science loses out when ice caps melt
Catching Some Rays
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Capitalization Rules

Rule 1

Capitalize the first word of a quoted sentence.

Examples:
He said, "Treat her as you would your own daughter."
"Look out!" she screamed. "You almost ran into my child."

Rule 2

Capitalize a proper noun.

Example:
Golden Gate Bridge

Rule 3

Capitalize a person's title when it precedes the name. Do not capitalize when the title is acting as a description following the name.

Examples:
Chairperson Anderson
Mr. Anderson, the chairperson of the company, will address us at noon.

Rule 4

Capitalize the person's title when it follows the name on the address or signature line.

Example:
Sincerely,
Mr. Anderson, Chairperson

Rule 5

Capitalize the titles of high-ranking government officials when used before their names. Do not capitalize the civil title if it is used instead of the name.

Examples:
The prime minister will address Parlament.
All senators are expected to attend.
The ministers, junior ministers, and attorneys general called for a special task force.
Minister Charles, Governor Poppins, Attorney General Dalloway, and Senators James and Twain will attend.

Rule 6

Capitalize any title when used as a direct address.

Example:
Will you take my temperature, Doctor?

Rule 7

Capitalize points of the compass only when they refer to specific regions.

Examples:
We have had three relatives visit from the South.
Go south three blocks and then turn left.
We live in the southeast section of town.
Southeast is just an adjective here describing section, so it should not be capitalized.

Rule 8

Always capitalize the first and last words of titles of publications regardless of their parts of speech. Capitalize other words within titles, including the short verb forms Is, Are, and Be.

Exception:
Do not capitalize little words within titles such as a, an, the, but, as, if, and, or, nor, or prepositions, regardless of their length.

Examples:
The Day of the Jackal
What Color Is Your Parachute?
A Tale of Two Cities

Rule 9

Capitalize federal or state when used as part of an official agency name or in government documents where these terms represent an official name. If they are being used as general terms, you may use lowercase letters.

Examples:
The state has evidence to the contrary.
That is a federal offense.
The State Board of Equalization collects sales taxes.
We will visit three states during our summer vacation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been subject to much scrutiny and criticism lately.
Her business must comply with all county, state, and federal laws.

Rule 10

You may capitalize words such as department, bureau, and office if you have prepared your text in the following way:

Example:
The Bureau of Land Management (Bureau) has some jurisdiction over Indian lands. The Bureau is finding its administrative role to be challenging.

Rule 11

Do not capitalize names of seasons.

Example:
I love autumn colors and spring flowers.

Rule 12

Capitalize the first word of a salutation and the first word of a complimentary close.

Examples:
Dear Ms. Mohamed: 
My dear Mr. Sanchez: 
Very truly yours,

Rule 13

Capitalize words derived from proper nouns.

Example:
I must take English and math.
English is capitalized because it comes from the proper noun England, but math does not come from Mathland.

Rule 14

Capitalize the names of specific course titles.

Example:
I must take history and Algebra 2.

Rule 15

After a sentence ending with a colon, do not capitalize the first word if it begins a list.

Example:
These are my favorite foods: chocolate cake, spaghetti, and artichokes.

Rule 16

Do not capitalize when only one sentence follows a sentence ending with a colon.

Example:
I love Jane Smiley's writing: her book, A Thousand Acres, was beautiful.

Rule 17

Capitalize when two or more sentences follow a sentence ending with a colon.

Example:
I love Jane Smiley's writing: Her book, A Thousand Acres, was beautiful. Also, Moo was clever.

 










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