Capital Letters

Capital Letters

The rules for using capital letters are different in every language. In English we use them more than many other countries. Here is a guide to when and how to use capital letters correctly.

Firstly, in English we ALWAYS use a capital letter at the start of a sentence. It doesn’t matter what type of word the sentence starts with, it always gets a capital letter.

We also use a capital letter for the first person personal pronoun – I. For example, “My friend and I went to the supermarket.

We also use capital letters for the names and titles of people. As below:

  • Doctor John Smith
  • Mr. Jones
  • Peter Brown
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • President Trump

Another time when we use capital letters is for the title of books, movies, TV shows and works of art. For example:

  • Frozen
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Grapes Of Wrath

They are also used for months, days and seasons:

  • January
  • Tuesday
  • Autumn

We use them for continents, countries and place names too:

  • Scotland
  • New York
  • Antarctica

We use them for nationalities and the names of languages:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Farsi

And finally… we use them for street names and building names:

  • The Chrysler Building
  • 43 Acacia Avenue
  • The White House

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