Capital letters are one of the most common punctuation marks. They appear in written language.
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
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?
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
We use capital letters:
- in the first letter of a sentence (after a full stop, a question, an exclamation mark)
- 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)
- with both consonants and vowels
- in words that start with a digraph we capitalise just the first letter
- with whole words when we want to draw attention to them