Please check for capitilization
1.I recently read Hemingway's “For Whom the BellTolls.”
2. Mother works at Brown National Bank, and Father is employed by the city.
3. The Titanic sank after it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean.
4. This summer I hope to drive to the west and visit Montana, Wyoming and Utah, and maybe I'll have time to go to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon.
5. In Calcutta Mother Teresa is known for her work with the poor.
First, two small corrections not related to capitalization. There should be a space between Bell and Tolls in #1, and there should be a comma after Calcutta in #5.
You did a great job with this capitalization exercise! I have only two comments:
(1) The experts disagree about whether or not the word city should be capitalized when it refers to a "city government". Everyone agrees that when the full name of the city is used (for example the City of New York) to refer to its government, City should be capitalized. But there is some disagreement about whether it should be when it is used without the full name.
Over at English Language & Usage, there was a long discussion on this point, and everyone seemed to agree that, when used without the full name to describe the city government, the word city should not be capitalized. You can read that discussion here: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/1512/should-the-words-city-state-province-be-capitalized-if-not-followed-by-th
However, the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, at 8.56 has a different opinion: "Governmental entities: Where the government rather than the place is meant, the words state, city, and the like are usually capitalized.” I read this online here (the question and answer is at the bottom of the first page): http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization.html?old=Titles/CapitalizationTitles23.html. Personally, I prefer the word to be capitalized when referring to the city government, but obviously not everyone agrees.
(2) In your sentence #4, west should be capitalized because it refers to a specific region, rather than simply indicating a direction. My source on this is a great online guide to capitalization which you can access here: http://www.proofreadnow.com/blog/bid/30440/North-East-South-or-West-Capitalize-or-Not
Otherwise, I agree with all of your capitalization choices. Good job!
I hope this helps.
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