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    capitalize Proper noun

    I am not sure about what is proper noun. Could you please tell me have I capitalize all proper nouns below?



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    Re: capitalize Proper noun

    Quote Originally Posted by english_learn View Post
    I am not sure about what is proper noun. Could you please tell me have I capitalize all proper nouns below?



    • Change Control, Business Process and Requirement Traceability Analysis.

    Programme Reporting, Delivery Governance and Schedule & Dependency Management.

    • Problem isolation and analysis.
    • Strong risks and issues analysis.
    • Process improvement.
    • Staff training and support.
    A proper noun is a noun that names a specific person, place or thing. If the items mentioned in the first two lines of your examples are the names of specific departments in an organization, they are proper nouns and each word in the department name should be capitalized. If the items mentioned in the last four lines (preceded by bullets) are functions rather than names of departments, they are common nouns and therefore not capitalized.

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    Re: capitalize Proper noun

    The capitalisation in the title of your thread was incorrect. You should have capitalised the word "capitalise" and you should not have capitalised the word "proper". It should have looked like this:

    Capitalise proper nouns
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: capitalize Proper noun

    It is not either department or function. It is my skills. For example,


    My skills includes but is not limited to:


    • Change control, business process and requirement traceability analysis.
    • Programme reporting, delivery governance and schedule & dependency management.
    • Problem isolation and analysis.
    • Strong risks and issues analysis.
    • Process improvement.
    • Staff training and support.



    Should all be in simple letters as above?

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    Re: capitalize Proper noun

    Note: 'My skills include but are not limited to':

    Your capitalisation is correct.

    Rover

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    Re: capitalize Proper noun

    Thanks for the reply,

    English is never been an easy language for me to learn because there are lots of exceptions. Mother of exceptions.

    My understanding in capitalising is that proper noun has to be in capital regardless of it is a department, function, skills or anything else in this world.

    Based on above example, everything are proper nouns i.e. Change control, business process and requirement traceability matrix, dependency management.

    Then why it has to be in simple letters?

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    Re: capitalize Proper noun

    Proper nouns are capitalized.
    None of those are proper nouns.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: capitalize Proper noun

    Could you pleae tell me what they are then? (Change control, business process and requirement traceability matrix, dependency management)
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    A proper noun is a noun that names a specific person, place or thing?
    Last edited by english_learn; 09-Apr-2013 at 02:01.

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