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CAPITAL LETTERS A CAPITAL LETTER SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED FOR: 1. The beginning of a sentence The old lady took her dog for a walk. 2. People s names. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: CAPITAL LETTERS


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CAPITAL LETTERS
  • A CAPITAL LETTER SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED FOR

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1. The beginning of a sentence
  • The old lady took her dog for a walk.

3
2. Peoples names.
  • Henrietta Doris Smith
  • Bert Sam Jones
  • Note you need a capital letter for the surname
    and first name.

4
3. Names of places
  • New York
  • Mount Everest
  • River Thames
  • These can be towns, cities, countries, rivers,
    lakes.
  • Mount Everest

5
HOWEVER
  • DO NOT use capitals for points on the compass
    north, south, east, west.
  • UNLESS It is part of a name
  • South Africa North Pole
  • Can you think of more examples?

6
Names of streets, roads and buildings.
  • Church Road
  • Main Street
  • Empire State Building
  • Write one more example
  • _____________________

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5. Titles of
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Songs
  • Newspapers
  • Films
  • Poems
  • Treasure Island
  • Our Day Out

8
6. Capitals are also used
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Special days
  • BUT do not use for the seasons
  • Monday
  • November
  • Christmas
  • spring
  • winter
  • autumn
  • summer

9
7. Use a capital letter for titles
  • Prime Minister
  • Admiral -of-the-fleet
  • 8. Also for titles before a name
  • Lord Longford
  • Prince Charles

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BUT
  • These titles do not have capitals when they do
    not accompany a name
  • The Duke of York made a
  • speech. Afterwards the
  • duke walked out.
  • You try one using the
  • word princess.

11
9. Religious words
  • God
  • Jesus
  • Christ
  • Buddha ?
  • Allah

12
10. I is always a capital I am the most
important person in the world!
  • It is NEVER a small letter!
  • I think I am going to scream
  • if I do not get some
  • chocolate soon.

13
11. Capitals are always used
  • To begin paragraphs
  • Start of each new line of an address
  • Dr A. Giles
  • The Farthings
  • Cheam
  • Surrey

14
Copy and Correct
  • yesterday i went to jonty road to meet james.
    however, he had gone to the north pole which is
    north of here.
  • Yesterday

I
went to
Jonty
Road
to meet
James.
However,
he had gone to the
North
Pole
which is north of here.
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Copy and Correct
  • he thought that the prime minister would be
    there, as he went every winter. he wanted to
    meet prince murray who loved it there at
    christmas.

Minister
would
He
thought that the
Prime
He
be there, as he went every winter.
wanted to meet
Prince
Murray
who
loved it there at
Christmas.
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  • Recap!

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A CAPITAL LETTER SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED FOR
  • The beginning of a sentence
  • Peoples names.
  • Names of places.
  • Names of streets, roads and buildings.
  • Titles
  • Days of the week

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  • Months of the year
  • Special days
  • Religious words
  • I is always a capital
  • To begin paragraphs
  • Start of each new line of an address

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HOWEVER,
  • Not for points of a compass
  • Not for seasons
  • Not for titles that are not names!

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