Today’s post focuses on Capital Letters. In written English there are several rules controlling the use of capital letters. These include the following:
- the first letter of a sentence is always capitalised
For example: Locals say that the fort was built by Portuguese soldiers.
- names of people, countries, nationalities, places, organisations, days, months, titles of address always start with capital letters
In Dhofar, the southernmost region of the Sultanate of Oman, monsoon rains generally fall from late June until the end of August.
In 1963 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a dream speech”.
- the personal pronoun, I, is always capitalised
For example: Yung Yung and I discussed the timing of the OCF meeting.
- titles of books, songs, movies have the content words capitalised
For example: Khan is King
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A Tale of Two Cities
How Great Thou Art
For example: OECD, UNTSO, NGO