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Jello or jello? 12 Terms To Test Your Capitalization IQ

Green Jello - the best kindHere are a dozen terms from everyday language that often are written incorrectly. Some are capitalized and shouldn’t be; others shouldn’t be capitalized but are. Take the test, and then check the answers and explanations.*

No cheating!

  1. band-aid vs. Band-Aid
  2. cellophane vs. Cellophane
  3. fiberglass vs. Fiberglass
  4. formica vs. Formica
  5. internet vs. Internet
  6. jello vs. Jello
  7. kleenex vs. Kleenex
  8. mace vs. Mace
  9. mo-ped vs. Mo-Ped
  10. q-tips vs. Q-Tips
  11. realtor vs. Realtor
  12. web vs. Web

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True or False: Always Capitalize Bible and God

bible in a churchI just posted to my website a grammar column about when to capitalize the first word following a colon.

I used bible (lowercase) in the column when referring to The Associated Press Stylebook, my primary resource for guidance in word use and punctuation. I got an email suggesting that I had made an error: I should have capitalized Bible. Continue

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