Basic rules for using capital letters in the English, regardless of the part of the language to which the word belongs
The first word in a sentence
- We stopped at a lot of places along the way
The pronoun “I”
- My friend and I go to school together
Proper nouns (names of specific people and places)
- We went on a trip from San Francisco to Denver
Countries, languages and nationalities
- Joe and Lisa are on holiday in Japan
Capitalize the name of streets, cities, provinces, states & countries
- Washington street, the United States
Capitalize words derived from proper nouns
- I am headed to the South this summer
Days of the week, months and holidays, but NOT seasons
- I’ll call you on Sunday
Capitalize the place or specific locations
- I love studying English and history
The names of deities and holy books
- like God, the Bible, the Coran, etc.
Capitalize an interjection, an exclamation
- Oh! Look! Surprise! Woah!
- like World War II, The Great Depression
Capitalize opening and closing of a letter
- Dear Dan
- Cheers, Sincerely, etc.
The main words in the titles of books, songs, articles, movies, arts, etc.
- The Woman King is as entertaining as it is culturally significant