A capital (or ‘upper case’) letter is used to mark the beginning of a sentence.
Capital letters are also used for the first letter in proper nouns. These include:
- When I was 20, I dropped out of university and became a model.
|Jenny Forbes||William Davidson|
Capital letters are also used for the first letter in titles of books, magazines, newspapers, TV shows, films, etc. Where there are several words, a capital letter is usually used for all the main content words in the title (i.e. not the prepositions or the determiners – unless they are the first word in the title).
|Mount Everest||The Mediterranean Sea|
|Twelfth Night||The Secret Garden|