NOUNS AND USING CAPITAL LETTERS

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

JanuaryJuly
FebruaryAugust
MarchSeptember
AprilOctober
MayNovember
JuneDecember

Days of the week

MondayFriday
TuesdaySaturday
WednesdaySunday
Thursday

Seasons

Seasons
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter

Holidays

ChristmasEasterNew Year’s Day
Boxing DayMay DayThanksgiving Day

Geographical names
Names of countries and continents

 

AmericaEnglandScotland
ChinaPeruAlbania
AfricaEuropeAsia

Names of regions, states, districts etc.

SussexCaliforniaQueensland
ProvenceTuscanyVaud
FloridaCosta BravaTyrol

Names of cities, towns, villages etc.

LondonCape TownRome
FlorenceBathWagga Wagga
VancouverWellingtonPeking

Names of rivers, oceans, seas, lakes etc.

the Atlanticthe Dead Seathe Pacific
Lake LemanLake VictoriaLake Michigan
the Rhinethe Thamesthe Nile

Names of geographical formations

the Himalayasthe Alpsthe 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 LaneCentral AvenuePall Mall
George StreetSydney Opera HouseCentral Park
Hyde Parkthe Empire State BuildingWall Street
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