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Capital letters English lesson learning when to use them.

What will you be learning from the lesson capital letters?

This English lesson you will be learning when and how to use capital letters and what are proper nouns.

What are capital letters?

Capital letters have two main uses in the English language.

  1. They are used to show when the beginning of a sentence starts
  2. The second use is show when a noun is a proper noun.

Capital letters are used in two ways in English.

When to use full stops They are used to show the beginning of any sentence and to show that a noun is a proper noun.

When starting a new sentence the first letter  is always capitalised.

The boy cycled to school. It was a long way.

The personal pronoun 'I' is always capitalised.


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What are proper nouns?

A proper nouns ( sometimes they are called proper names) are special words used for such things like peoples names, specific people,  countries, cities, organisations, days of the week, Months. All these will always start with a capital letter.

A list of common noun's A list of proper noun's
man, boy Peter, Paul, 
woman, girl, lady Helen, Jumnear, Jane
country, town England, Manchester, Thailand, Bangkok
company Google, Coca Cola, Easy Pace Learning
shop, restaurant Starbucks, McDonalds
month, day of the week August, September, Tuesday, Monday
book, film 50 Shades of GreyScooby doo

Click here to read about nouns and proper nouns

Examples of proper nouns

A person's name is a proper noun:-

David Beckham

If a person as more then one name each name  also has to have a capital letter.

David Robert Joseph Beckham

The names of companies

Coca Cola, Mc Donalds, Tesco, Toyota Motors


The names of  organisations

Age Concern,  Alcoholics Anonymous


Days of the week, months of the year, holidays

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, Valentines Day, Boxing Day


Countries, languages & nationalities, religions

China, India, England, Wales, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Russia

English, Spanish, Thai, Dutch, Danish

British, Brazilian, Thai, Spanish

Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism

Learn how to use capital letters