Unit 9.1

Uppercase letters

Introduction

Capitalisation is the action of writing a word with its first letter in uppercase and the remaining letters in lowercase.

Form

Capital letters are used with particular types of nouns, in certain positions in sentences, and with some adjectives.

Below you can read the alphabet in uppercase:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

Example

  • AtĀ the beginning of a sentence:
    • After the game….
    • Children are noisy.
    • He wants a chocolate.
  • The personal pronoun I:
    • Yesterday, I went to the park.
    • He isn’t like I am.
    • What can I say?
  • Proper nouns:
    • Names:
      • Mary and John are students.
      • Maria, Bob and Tom are friends.
      • My teacher is called Jane.
    • Languages
      • Greek
      • Italian
      • Valencian
    • Nationalities
      • American
      • Spanish
      • Vietnamese

Use

Capital lettersĀ in the first letter of a word can be used:

  • In the first word of a document;
  • In the first word after a period, which will be the first letter of a sentence;
  • Always for the personal pronoun “I”, regardless of its position;
  • For proper nouns:
    • Names
    • Languages
    • Nationalities

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