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Capitalization & Spelling - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Once you've completed the writing and revision processes, use the lessons in this chapter to help fine-tune your work. Our experienced instructors go over some proofreading strategies useful for ensuring the finished product is polished and free of common errors so that the content of your writing shines through. The lessons and quizzes included in this chapter could also prove helpful if you'd simply like quick and easy access to capitalization and spelling rules for everyday use. Whether you access content in the form of short, engaging video lessons or opt to read the corresponding transcripts, you should be able to do the following by the time you complete this chapter:
- Demonstrate an understanding of capitalization rules
- Properly use some commonly confused words
- Distinguish between the meanings of various homonyms and homophones
|Capitalization Rules in Writing||Get on overview of rules for capitalizing proper nouns, titles, and the first word of a sentence.|
|Commonly Confused Words in English||Learn strategies for avoiding confusion over the meaning of some commonly misused words.|
|Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)||Discover examples of words that are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. This lesson also discusses words with the same pronunciations but different spellings and meanings.|
1. Capitalization Rules in Writing
Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.
2. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
3. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)
Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.
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