Uppercase letters are used in diverse contexts. Most of the times under the capitalisation process, which is the action of writing the first letter of a word in capital letters and the remaining part in lowercase letters.
- Geographical places or areas:
- Mount Everest;
- The points of the compass (NW):
- Names of stars, constellations and zodiac signs
- the Milky Way
- the Sun
- Significant days and religious holidays:
- Christmas Day;
- Mother’s Day.
- Proper names of religious figures (gods)
- Mother Theresa
- Dalai Lama
- Dynasty names in the plural
- the Tudors
- the Godwins
- the Lancasters
- She said: “I like you”.
- He wrote: “Lost”.
- They said: “No”.
We capitalise the first letter:
- In Geographical places or areas
- Of the name of the planets
- Of the names of starts and constellations
- Of the zodiac signs
- Of the points of the compass
- To name significant days and religious holidays
- Names of religious figures
- Dynastic names
- In quotes, after the quotation marks
At A1 level you can take a look at these:
At A2 level you can take a look at these:
At B1 level you can take a look at these:
At B2 level you can take a look at these:
External link to Uppercase letters exercises (1219).
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