Sunday, August 19, 2012

Use of capital letters

Capital letters are used:
1) at the beginning of a sentence
  • Knowledge is power.
  • Prevention is better than cure.
2) at the beginning of each line of poetry
A little learning is a dangerous thing,
Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring.

3) for names of people, places, countries, rivers, mountains etc.
  • John, India, the Nile, the Himalayas etc
4) for names of days, months and festivals
  • Monday, Sunday, March, April, Easter, Diwali etc
5) to write the pronoun I
6) for all adjectives derived from proper nouns
  • Christian, Hindu, Indian, American etc.

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