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

EXAMPLE

1. Names of gods and divine figures

  • Zeus
  • Aphrodite
  • Athena

2. Proper names of institutions, organisations, political parties

  • the Democratic Party
  • the Republican Party
  • the British Council

3. Proper names of celebrations and bank holidays

  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Hanukkah

4. With roman figures

  • Henry VIII
  • William I
  • Richard I

5. When writing a letter, in the first sentence after Dear + name, 

  • Dear John,
    How are you?

USE

We use capital letters:

  1. Names of gods and divine figures
  2. Proper names of institutions, organisations, political parties
  3. Proper names of celebrations and bank holidays
  4. With roman figures
  5. When writing a letter, in the first sentence after Dear + name

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