Capitalization, like spelling, is a set of conventions intended to clarify written communication. The following guidelines for capitalization are generally accepted.
Sentences should begin with a capital letter:
Proper names and adjectives derived from proper names should be capitalized:
Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation:
Capitalize geographical names:
Note: do not capitalize directions that are not part of a regions name:
Capitalize the main words and the first word of the titles of articles, books, poems, plays, songs, etc.:
Capitalize official names or names of groups or organizations:
Usually capitalize the first word of each line of poetic verse (see above example).