Unit 11.1

Capital letters

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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. Proper names of star signs, names of constellations, stars, planets

  • Aries
  • the Milky Way
  • the Sun

2. Brand names

  • Nike
  • Superdry
  • Reserved

3. Works of art

  • the Last Supper
  • the Mona Lisa
  • Guernica

4. Awards

  • the Academy Awards
  • the Golden Globe Awards
  • Grammy Award

5. Newspapers

  • the Guardian
  • the Wall Street Journal
  • the New York Times

6. Quotes

  • She said: “I like you”.
  • He wrote: “Lost”.
  • They said: “No”.

7. Acronyms

  • UFO
  • DVD
  • REM

USE

We use capital letters in:

  1. Proper names of star signs, names of constellations, stars, planets
  2. Brand names
  3. Works of art
  4. Awards
  5. Newspapers
  6. Quote
  7. Acronyms
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