Using Capital Letters
When do we Use Capital Letters? The basic guidelines for using capital letters in English appear simple enough: capitalize the pronoun I, capitalize the first word in a sentence and capitalize proper nouns and most adjectives formed from proper nouns. But things become tricky once we get down to the details.
However, there are some regional disagreements, so please, don't regard these "rules" as the final word;)
Use a capital letter in the following situations:
The first word in a sentence
My brother lives in Germany.
The pronoun 'I'
What can I say?
A proper noun
We sailed in the Atlantic Ocean
John drives a Nissan
the Middle Ages
Days, months and holidays (without seasons)
A person's title
Countries, nationalities, races, religions, ethnic groups and languages
Capitalize the first and last words of titles of publications, other words within titles (including the short verb forms Is, Are, and Be)
Journal of Organic Chemistry
War and Peace
Gone With The Wind
Capitalize each letter in an acronym or initialism
Capitalize the formal names of government units, agencies, and divisions
Department of Education
The names of awards, prizes, and scholarships
the Nobel Prizes
the Academy Award
Do you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions? Have you spotted a mistake or you don't agree with something? Leave a comment :-)