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
Days of the week
|Christmas||Easter||New Year’s Day|
|Boxing Day||May Day||Thanksgiving Day|
Names of countries and continents
Names of regions, states, districts etc.
Names of cities, towns, villages etc.
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|