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Capital letters - Easy Learning Grammar

A capital (or ‘upper case’) letter is used to mark the beginning of a sentence.
  • When I was 20, I dropped out of university and became a model.
Capital letters are also used for the first letter in proper nouns. These include:
  • people’s names
Jenny ForbesWilliam Davidson
  • days of the week
WednesdaySaturday
  • months of the year
AugustJanuary
  • public holidays
ChristmasYom Kippur
  • nationalities
SpanishIraqi
  • languages
SwahiliFlemish
  • geographical locations
AustraliaLoch Ness
Mount EverestThe Mediterranean Sea
  • company names
DysonHarper Collins
  • religions
IslamBuddhism
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).
The TimesHello!
Twelfth NightThe Secret Garden
NewsnightMamma Mia!

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