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A guide to using the capital letter

The capital letter is also called a big letter or uppercase letter, or sometimes just a capital.

When do you use a capital letter?:-

 Use a capital letter for the first letter in a sentence:

o The dog is barking.

o Come here!

 Always use a capital letter for the word I:

o I am eight years old.

o Tom and I are good friends.

 Use a capital letter for the names of people:

o Alice, Tom, James, Kim, Snow White

 Use a capital letter for the names of places:

o National Museum, Bronx Zoo, London, Sacramento

 Use a capital letter for festivals, holidays, days of the week, months of the year:

o New Year’s Day, Christmas, Labor Day, Mother’s Day, Sunday, Monday, Friday,

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
Ifphigenia
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I assume that you have posted this to help others, so, to avoid getting snippy replies , might I suggest you change your title to something along the lines of ..... "A guide to using the capital letter" .... if I'm wrong and you are looking for confirmation of your understanding of the capital letter, change it to something like .... "Please can you confirm whether I am using the capital letter correctly" ...... Good luck :-))

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https://www.duolingo.com/.R.B.
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Maybe she's just upset because people are not using capital letters properly or not using it at all!

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hardly relevant when so many languages have different rules on when to use capital letters. and while learning "proper" prescriptivist "grammar" rules of orthography is important to learn for people to take your english skills seriously, clearly there is no difference in actual meaning between what i am doing now, and if this sentence were to have proper capitalization...

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Nah but the wun't be owt different in 't meaning if I wrote it in 't Yorkshire dialect but it in't same. :-) :-)

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frankenstein724
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Yes, but I wasn't writing in a different dialect, I was still writing in the SE dialect, just with less capitals :)

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True enough, I was just making the point that if we ignore capitalisation when we are teaching languages then we might as well teach dialect. I have to confess it was a bit tongue in cheek ... but I do think that it's odd that (apart from German ...as far as I know) Duolingo doesn't seem to take any notice of capitalisation or, worse still, punctuation. Having said that it is free, so I suppose, capital letters are a small price to pay. :-))

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even with German, it'll tell you if you don't capitalize the nouns, but it won't count it wrong.

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While these are all true for English, many (or most) languages don't follow the second or the last point.

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