Friday, 3 April 2015

C is for Capital Letter

Capital letters are used for the following purposes:

1. We should use a capital letter as the first letter of a sentence or as the first letter of a dialogue in a story:
  • She was tired. She sat down on the couch.
  • He asked to confirm, “Are you coming with us?”
2. We should use capital letters while using abbreviations and acronyms:
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
3. We should use a capital letter in the name of the days of the week, months of the year, holidays:
  • Sunday, Monday
  • April, May
  • Independence Day
  • Holi
4. We should use a capital letter for the personal pronoun 'I':
  • What can I do to help you?
5. We should use a capital letter as first letter in the name of countries, languages & nationalities, religions:
  • India, England
  • English, Hindi
  • Hinduism, Islam
6. We should use a capital letter as first letter in people's names and titles:
  • Akbar, Rahul, Maya
  • Captain Hook, Dr Ram
  • Duke, Earl
7. We should use a capital letter as first letter in brand names and names of organizations:
  • Intel, Gucci
  • Chanel
  • Linux, The United Nations Organization
8. We should use a capital letter as first letter in names of places and monuments:
  • Kerala, Dubai
  • The Pyramids, Rome
  • The White House
  • Church Street, Pakistan
  • Earth, Sun
  • Malaysia, Texas
9. We should use a capital letter in names of titles of books, poems, songs, plays, films etc:
  • As You Like It
  • Jane Eyre
  • Pride And Prejudice
  • The Raven
  • The Pirates Of The Caribbean
10. We can use capital letters to imply that a particular word is being spoken louder than  the rest.
  • I said NOW!
11. As a shout out on online chat rooms.Using capital letters is considered as shouting and hence considered rude in many online chat rooms.

Have a nice day.

This post is a part of the APRIL A-Z Challenge  


  1. Useful tips. But I wonder why sometimes people write the first character of every word in a title as capital. Is that right?

  2. It is called Title Case. I have mentioned it in category nine in my post.

    1. Ah, that's right :) Thank you for the clarification Preethi :)

  3. Thank you SOOO much for this! My grammar has always been horrible due to an issue at school (long story short, my advanced English classes meant literature and we were never really taught grammar...until we all failed the high school standardized testing and they forced us through a rush course that never really stuck). I'm definitely going to be keeping up with you throughout the challenge!

  4. We are working on this right now with my 8 year old. He seems to have something against the capitol letter.
    Stopping by on the A to Z trail!

    1. All the best to the mother-son duo with this :)


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