USE OF CAPITAL LETTERS WITH NOUNS

Capital letters are used with:

Names and titles of people

  • Winston Churchill
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • the Queen of England
  • the President of the United States
  • the Headmaster of Eton
  • Doctor Mathews
  • Professor Samuels.

Note: The personal pronoun 'I' is always written with a capital letter.

Titles of works, books etc.

  • War and Peace
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Tristan and Isolde

Months of the year

January

July

February

August

March

September

April

October

May

November

June

December

Days of the week

Monday

Friday

Tuesday

Saturday

Wednesday

Sunday

Thursday

Seasons

Seasons
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter

Holidays

Christmas

Easter

New Year's Day

Boxing Day

May Day

Thanksgiving Day

Geographical names...
Names of countries and continents

America

England

Scotland

China

Peru

Albania

Africa

Europe

Asia

Names of regions, states, districts etc.

Sussex

California

Queensland

Provence

Tuscany

Vaud

Florida

Costa Brava

Tyrol

Names of cities, towns, villages etc.

London

Cape Town

Rome

Florence

Bath

Wagga Wagga

Vancouver

Wellington

Peking

Names of rivers, oceans, seas, lakes etc.

the Atlantic

the Dead Sea

the Pacific

Lake Leman

Lake Victoria

Lake Michigan

the Rhine

the Thames

the Nile

Names of geographical formations

the Himalayas

the Alps

the Sahara

Adjectives relating to nationality nouns

France - French music

Australia - Australian animals

Germany - German literature

Arabia - Arabic writing

Indonesia - Indonesian poetry

China - Chinese food

Names of streets, buildings, parks etc.

Park Lane

Central Avenue

Pall Mall

George Street

Sydney Opera House

Central Park

Hyde Park

the Empire State Building

Wall Street










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