What Is Capitalization?
When we write the first letter of a word in uppercase and the other letters in lowercase, it is called capitalization.
There are many cases in which we use capitalization. Here are two of them:
- At the beginning of the sentence
- Proper nouns
Now, let us discuss each separately:
Beginning of the Sentence
We must write the first letter of the first word of every sentence in uppercase. When we put a 'period' at the end of one sentence, another starts after it. So, we must capitalize it. Look at the examples below:
As you can see, the type of the sentence does not matter.
Proper nouns are words that refer to specific things. We use proper nouns for names of people, animals, places, etc. The position of the proper noun in the sentence is not important; its first letter must always be in uppercase. Look:
As you can see, only the first letter of the name is capitalized.
I thought you were at
Remember not to capitalize all the letters of a word. Compare:
Can you see
Can you see
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