Writing/Editing Notes


Use a comma and a conjunction to join two complete sentences.

Sentence , for sentence .






He worked hard all day, yet he still made it to his daughter’s concert.


Their, They’re, There

Their – shows ownership

Example – That is their bike.

They’re – contraction for “they are”

Example – They’re going to the movies.

There – Location

Example – The boy is there.

There is the cafeteria.


Sentences vs. Sentence Fragments

A sentence must contain at least one subject (who), and one verb (what), and it must form a complete thought.

A fragment is missing a subject or a verb, and/or doesn’t contain a complete thought.


Matt Winces.

Who(s) What (v)


The boy is happy to be reading his book.

Who(s) What (v)

Capitalization Rules

  • · Proper nouns

ü Specific names of people

ü Specific names of places such as cities, states, countries, stores, restaurants

ü Brand names

  • · Titles

ü Books, songs, t.v. shows, movies poems

  • · First word of a direct quotation

ü Dialogue, quotes from other works when it’s the entire sentence

  • · Titles used before a person’s name

ü Professional title, government title, person title



Pro=for (pro meaning for)

- Stands in for the nouns


You, she, it, we, us, I, they, them, her, mine, yours, his, hers, theirs, ours, he


An antecedent is the noun the pronoun refers to (ante=before)


For Example:

Mr. Travers (antecedent) gave each student one of his(pronoun) candy treats.