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Title: Interjections and Capitalization


1
Interjections and Capitalization
  • Activity 1.18

2
Interjections
  • An interjection is a word or a phrase that
    expresses emotion but has no grammatical relation
    to the other words in the sentence.

3
What are some common interjections?
4
What are some common interjections?
  • Hooray
  • Yea
  • Yuck
  • Alas
  • Ouch
  • Phew
  • Oh
  • Uh-oh

5
Punctuating interjections
  • Use a comma after a mild interjection and an
    exclamation point after one that expresses a
    stronger emotion.
  • Examples
  • Yes, that is my pencil.
  • Yes! We won the game.

6
More about interjections
  • The use of an interjection as in the title of the
    poem is unusual.
  • Interjections are common in speech, but in formal
    writing, interjections should only be used in
    dialogue.

7
Capitalization
  • First words of poetic lines are most often
    capitalized even though they do not always begin
    a sentence.

8
What other some other reasons to capitalize words?
9
What other some other reasons to capitalize words?
  • The first words of a sentence
  • When he tells a joke, he sometimes forgets the
    punch line.
  • The pronoun I
  • The last time I visited Atlanta was several years
    ago.
  • Proper nouns (the names of specific people,
    places, organizations, and sometimes things)
  • Worrill Fabrication Company
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Supreme Court
  • Livingston, Missouri
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving

10
What other some other reasons to capitalize words?
  • Family relationships (when used as proper names)
  • I sent a thank-you note to Aunt Abigail, but not
    to my other aunts.
  • Here is a present I bought for Mother.
  • The names of God, specific deities, religious
    figures, and holy books
  • God the Father
  • the Virgin Mary
  • the Bible
  • the Greek gods
  • Moses
  • Shiva
  • Buddha
  • Zeus

11
What other some other reasons to capitalize words?
  • Titles preceding names, but not titles that
    follow names
  • She worked as the assistant to Mayor Hanolovi.
  • I was able to interview Miriam Moss, mayor of
    Littonville.
  • Directions that are names (North, South, East,
    and West when used as sections of the country,
    but not as compass directions)
  • The Patels have moved to the Southwest.
  • Jims house is two miles north of Otterbein.
  • The days of the week, the months of the year, and
    holidays (but not the seasons used generally)
  • Halloween
  • October
  • Friday
  • winter
  • spring

12
What other some other reasons to capitalize words?
  • The names of countries, nationalities, and
    specific languages
  • Costa Rica
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
  • The first word in a sentence that is a direct
    quote
  • Emerson once said, A foolish consistency is the
    hobgoblin of little minds.
  • The major words in the titles of books, articles,
    and songs (but not short prepositions or the
    articles the, a, or an, if they are not the
    first word of the title)
  • One of Jerrys favorite books is The Catcher in
    the Rye.

13
What other some other reasons to capitalize words?
  • Members of national, political, racial, social,
    civic, and athletic groups
  • Green Bay Packers
  • African-Americans
  • Democrats
  • Friends of the Wilderness
  • Chinese
  • Periods and events (but not century numbers)
  • Victorian Era
  • Great Depression
  • Constitutional Convention
  • sixteenth century

14
What other some other reasons to capitalize words?
  • Trademarks
  • Pepsi
  • Honda
  • IBM
  • Microsoft Word
  • Words and abbreviations of specific names (but
    not names of things that came from specific
    things but are now general types)
  • NBC french fries
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