Unit 9.1

Uppercase letters

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Introduction

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

Form

Example

  1. Abbreviations and acronyms:
    • RAM
    • TV
    • USA
  2. Geographical places or areas:
    • Amazon;
    • Mount Everest;
    • Sahara.
  3.  Planets:
    • Earth;
    • Mercury;
    • Venus.
  4. The points of the compass (NW):
    • North;
    • East;
    • South;
    • West.
  5. Significant days and religious holidays:
    • Christmas Day;
    • Easter;
    • Mothers’ Day.
  6. Well-known landmarks:
    • Big Ben;
    • Eiffel Tower;
    • Parthenon.

Use

We use capital letters:

  1. In abbreviations and acronyms
  2. Geographical places or areas
  3. Planets
  4. The points of the compass
  5. Significant days and religious holidays
  6. Well-known landmarks
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