Capital letters and punctuation
See also The English4Today Grammar: Capitals (nouns) for how capital letters are used with some nouns.
Capital letters are important ‘markers’ in English punctuation. They are used:
1. at the start of a sentence
- Bali is an Indonesian Island.
- It is a lovely day.
2. with proper nouns (particular persons, places and things):
- Her name is Mary.
- She lives in Spain.
- She was born on Tuesday the sixth of June, 1998. She lives at 10 Greenstoke Avenue, Newbay, Bristol.
3. with adjectives that come from proper nouns
- They live in a Georgian house.
- He loved Japanese films.
4. for the first and all of the main words in titles
- The Great Gatsby
- The Queen of England
- The Heart of Darkness
- The University of Delaware
- The Second World War
5. For the pronoun ‘I’
- In the future I hope that I will be able to visit Turkey.