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Where to use Capital Letters? :
The aim of punctuation is to make the meaning of written words as clear and as immediately understandable as possible. Read the following and see whether you can get the sense.
What do you mean I am a detective
The meaning of these words depends on the punctuation.
(A) What! Do you mean I am a detective?
(b) What do you mean? I am a detective.
Compare the following.
(a) He doesn’t walk normally. (= He walks in a strange way.)
(b) He doesn’t walk, normally. (= Usually he doesn’t walk.)
Here is another example. The words in each of the following sentences are the same.
But the meaning differs depending on the punctuation.
(a) Gopal said, “Suresh met with an accident.”
(b) “Gopal”, said Suresh, “met with an accident.”
The commonly used punctuation marks are…
1. Full Stop (.)
2. Question Mark (?)
3. Exclamation Mark (!)
4. Comma (,)
5. Colon (:)
6. Semicolon (;)
7. Quotation Marks Or Inverted Commas (‘‘ Or “ ”)
8. Apostrophe (’)
Words on capital letters…Capitals are used…
1. At the beginning of a sentence
2. For the pronoun I and the interjection O
3. For proper nouns (e.g. Sita, India, French, June)
4. For the first letter of each line in most poems.
Where to use Capital Letters?
Akbar and Birbal Stories
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