Thursday, 7 January 2010

When should we use CAPITAL letters?

When do we Use Capital Letters?

1. Use a capital letter for the personal pronoun 'I':
• What can I say?
2. Use a capital letter to begin a sentence or to begin speech:
• The man arrived. He sat down.
• Suddenly Mary asked, "Do you love me?"
3. Use capital letters for many abbreviations and acronyms:
• G.M.T. or GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
• N.A.T.O. or NATO or Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
4. Use a capital letter for days of the week, months of the year, holidays:
• Monday, Tuesday
• January, February
• Christmas
• Armistice Day
5. Use a capital letter for countries, languages & nationalities, religions:
• China, France
• Japanese, English
• Christianity, Buddhism
6. Use a capital letter for people's names and titles:
• Anthony, Ram, William Shakespeare
• Professor Jones, Dr Smith
• Captain Kirk, King Henry VIII
7. Use a capital letter for trade-marks and names of companies and other organizations:
• Pepsi Cola, Walkman
• Microsoft Corporation, Toyota
• the United Nations, the Red Cross
8. Use a capital letter for places and monuments:
• London, Paris, the Latin Quarter
• the Eiffel Tower, St Paul's Cathedral
• Buckingham Palace, the White House
• Oxford Street, Fifth Avenue
• Jupiter, Mars, Syrius
• Asia, the Middle East, the North Pole
9. Use a capital letter for names of vehicles like ships, trains and spacecraft:
• the Titanic
• the Orient Express, the Flying Scotsman
• Challenger 2, the Enterprise
10. Use a capital letter for titles of books, poems, songs, plays, films etc:
• War And Peace
• If, Futility
• Like a Virgin
• The Taming of the Shrew
• The Lion King, Gone With The Wind

Can you think of any other times that we use capital letters? Why not add them via the comments box below?

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