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Word of the Month

WORD OF THE MONTH

Jubilee (noun); a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty–five or fifty years of a reign or activity.
The queen of England is attending her jubilee celebrations marking 70 years as monarch.
My school will celebrate its golden jubilee in July, marking 50 great years of existence.
Early summer days are a jubilee time for birds. —Charlotte’s Webb

Tip of the Month

Here’s a guiding principle for capitalization: Don’t capitalize words you want to draw attention to in a sentence. Use lowercase letters, unless the word is followed by a proper noun.

  • Use lowercase when the person is not named:
        The judge met with the president to play golf today.
  • Capitalize when the person is named or it is the first word in a sentence:
        Today, Judge Kelly met with President Biden to play golf.
  • Use lowercase when the project is not named:
        The team completed the project on schedule and under budget.
  • Capitalize when the project has a specific name or it is the first word in a sentence:
        The team completed Project Rescue on schedule and under budget
  • Use lowercase for chapter, table, figure, and chart:
        Start reading chapter 4 if you want to learn the basics.
  • Capitalize chapter, table, figure, and chart only when it is a title or the first word in a sentence:
        Chapter 4 is the most enlightening part of the book.

 

As always, when in doubt, check it out! Contact the Editorial Help Desk for help (Donna_M_Marks Pleasant@mcpsmd.org) or call 240-740-2971.

 

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