Sentencesbegin with a capital letter

              Propernouns are capitalized

              Daysof the week are capitalized

              Personalpronoun "I" is always capitalized


         Use singular verbs with singularsubjects. The cat is purring.

             Useplural verbs with plural subjects. Thecats are purring.

             Usesingular verbs with collective nouns. Theteam is winning.

             Keepthe tense (present, past, future) of the verb the same throughout the paper.


         Sentencesthat make a statement end in a period. (Declarative)

             Sentencesthat ask a question end in a question mark. (Interrogative)

             Sentencesthat share a strong feeling end with an exclamation mark. (Exclamatory)

             Sentencesthat give a command or make a request end in a period. (Imperative)

             Commasare needed in a series of three or more words or phrases.

             Acomma separates the city/town from a state.

             Acomma separates the date and the year.

             Periodsand commas are placed inside quotation marks.


         Use a dictionary or reference book.

             Soundout unknown words.

             UseSpelling Skills.