Unit 9.1


Uppercase letters

Letters

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

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
  1. At the beginning of a sentence:
    • After the game….
    • Children are noisy.
    • He wants a chocolate.
  2. The first person personal pronoun, I:
    • Yesterday, I went to the park.
    • He isn’t like I am.
    • What can I say?
  1. 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

Capital letters can be used:

  1. We capitalise the first word of a document and the first word after a period, the first letter of a sentence;
  2. We use capital letters for the personal pronoun “I”;
  3. Capital letters also are used for proper nouns:
    • Names
    • Languages
    • Nationalities

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