Unit 11.1

Capital letters

INTRODUCTION

Capital letters are one of the most common punctuation marks. They appear in written language.

FORM

The capital letters are:

a, A, b, B, c, C, d, D, e, E, f, F, g, G, h, H, i, I, j, J, k, K, l, L, m, M, n, N, o, O, p, P, r, R, s, S,t, T, u, U, v, V, w, W, x, X, y, Y, z, Z

NOTE: With the subject pronoun of the first person singular I, regardless of its position in the sentence

EXAMPLE

1. In the first letter of a sentence (after a full-stop)

  • My name is Chris.
  • This is a book.
  • We like you.

2. Proper nouns

  • Martha Smith
  • on Monday
  • in June

3. With both consonants and vowels

  • Are you mine?
  • Tom
  • David

4. In words that start with a digraph we capitalise just the first letter

  • Should I go?
  • Chill out!
  • The flower is red.

5. With whole words when we want to draw attention to them

  • ATTENTION
  • NO
  • SALE

USE

We use capital letters:

  1. in the first letter of a sentence (after a full stop, a question, an exclamation mark)
  2. proper nouns (personal names (including titles before names), nationalities and languages, days of the week and months of the year, public holidays as well as geographical places)
  3. with both consonants and vowels
  4. in words that start with a digraph we capitalise just the first letter
  5. with whole words when we want to draw attention to them

License

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