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.
- Historical events:
- French Revolution;
- Industrial Revolution;
- World War 1.
- Cambridge University;
- Harvard University;
- Oxford College.
- Political positions and political parties:
- the Republican Party;
- Prime Minister.
- Names of organisations:
- the Red Cross;
- the United Nations;
- Amnesty International.
- With Roman figures
- Henry VIII
- William I
- Richard I
- Official Job Titles:
- Mr Jones, Chief Executive
- Dr Smith, Medical Examiner
- Ms. Green, Psychologist
- A noun which stands in for a proper noun:
- Mother, can I have some cake?
- Grandfather, do you want me to help you?
- Father, are you okay?
We write capital letters for proper names of:
- historical events;
- political positions and political parties;
- names of organisations;
- Roman figures;
- Official job titles;
- A noun (family-related word) which stands in for a proper noun (like if it was a proper personal name).
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 (1243).