How to Use Capitalization in a Letter


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Which of the following salutations is properly capitalized?

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1. In the salutation, body, and closing, which words are always capitalized?

2. In the following salutation, why is it correct to capitalize each word in 'To Whom It May Concern'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this helpful quiz and worksheet, you can quickly assess your knowledge of capitalizing in letters. There are five short multiple-choice questions in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will confirm your knowledge of the following:

  • Capitalizing salutations
  • Words that are always capitalized in a letter
  • Reason to capitalize each word in 'To Whom It May Concern'
  • Where in a letter all words are often capitalized
  • Rules for capitalization in the body of a letter

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using capitalizations in letters
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about capitalizing salutations and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding capitalization in the body of a letter

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this topic with a related lesson titled How to Use Capitalization in a Letter. Here are a few examples of what you'll find in this lesson:

  • Why it's important to follow capitalization rules in a letter or e-mail
  • Examples of properly capitalized salutations
  • Capitalizing words in the closing of a letter
  • General rules for capitalization