There are several rules on how to do it correctly.
Briefly speaking, you should always capitalize the first letter of the first and last words
of the title.
Capitalize also the first letter of verbs,
All the other words (such as a,
should notbe capitalized.
Here are some
Correct: Little Women by Louisa May
Incorrect: Little womenby
Louisa May Alcott
Correct: Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Incorrect: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by
Correct: The Count of Monte
Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Incorrect: the Count of
Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
2. Writing two or three periods, instead of
In English, there are several ways to end a sentence.
A) Period ( .
It indicates the end of the statement.
They went home.
They went home
They went home .
They went home..
There should be only ONE period. There should be no spaces BEFORE it
a single space after it.
mark ( ? )
It indicates a question.
Are you hungry?
you hungry ?
exclamation point ( ! )
It indicates strong feelings or high volume (shouting).
Wow! We won!
! We won !
D) Ellipsis ( ... )
It indicates an intentional omission
of words, a pause
speech, an unfinished
thought, or that the end of the sentence
leads to silence.
The email says, "... and you must return the
documents signed by the end of the month."
(Words were omitted before the beginning of the quote)
Hmm... That's a good question.
(A pause in speech)
I can't believe he could have...
(An unfinished thought)
I guess it's too late now...
(The end of the sentence leads to silence)
ellipsis is probably one of the most overused punctuation marks. Take a
look at the following sentence. It is definitively an incorrect example:
She entered the room... The room was big... Everybody was
3. Misusing the verb BE
BE is one of the most important and common verbs in the
English language. However, it does not need to be in every single
You can visit the link just above for the full, illustrated
explanation, but here is the quick summary:
A) The verb BE is used to show different states of being.
There is a cow in the room.
The party is on Friday night.
He is home.
I am Bob.
They are clever.