Capital Letters



Capital Letters :



Capital letters are not really an aspect of punctuation. But it is convenient to deal with them here. The rules for using them are mostly very simple.


Capitalise the first word of a sentence or fragment.

For example :

I am studying grammar today.


Capitalise the name of a day or a month.

For example :

The month of January is quite cold in northern India.


Capitalise the name of a language.

For example :

I have always wanted to learn Spanish.


Capitalise a word expressing a connection with a place.

For example :

The result of the French election is still in doubt.


Capitalise the name of a nationality or an ethnic group.

For example :

The Serbs and the Croats have become bitter enemies.


Capitalise a proper name.

For example :

My friend Gautam is preparing for his Science Olympiad exam.


Capitalise the name of a historical period.

For example :

The Victorian Age saw a lot of varied styles of writing.


Capitalise the name of a holiday.

For example :

Gandhi Jayanti always falls on 2nd October.


Capitalise a significant religious term.

For example :

The Indian cricket team includes Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians.


Capitalise the first word and each significant word of a title.

For example :

I was terrified by the film, ‘The Silence of the Lambs.’


Capitalise the first word of a direct quotation which is a sentence.

For example :

Thomas Edison famously observed “Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.”


Capitalise a brand name.

For example :

Almost everybody owns a Sony Walkman.


Capitalise a Roman numeral.

For example :

Louis XVI was born on 23rd August, 1754.


Capitalise the pronoun I.

For example :

I know that woman living on the third floor of this building.



The following sentences use capital letters at the appropriate places.

1. My pet dog Sam plays with tabby my kitten.

2. My uncle tom drove to Chennai in 2 days last Monday.

3. I read my first Harry Potter book ever!

4. My favourite chocolate bar is the Cadbury bar and you can get them at the corner's store.

5. When you go to see your aunt Radha in Delhi, find out if she ever shops at shoppers stop for designer bags.

6. The new game toy that my uncle Raman gave me is awesome!

7. The Arlantic Ocean isn’t as big as the Pacific Ocean but both oceans are bigger than the Indian Ocean.

8. Mr. and Mrs. Bahal gave me a tip for delivering the newspaper to their house each day.

9. Junaid, Karan and Cyrus want to go to the zoo this Saturday.



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