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Using Capitals

Each letter of the English alphabet may be written as a small letter (abc...) or as a large or capital letter (ABC...). Here is a full list of capital letters.

In English, we do not use capital letters very much. We use them mainly for the first letter of sentences, names, days and months as well as for some abbreviations. We always write the first person pronoun as a capital I.

It is not usual to write whole sentences in capitals. A sentence or paragraph written in capitals is very difficult to read. Did you ever see a book written in capital letters? Of course not! We cannot easily read lots of text in capital letters. Lawyers, for example, know that capitals are difficult to read and that is why you quite often see contracts written in capitals.

In this lesson we look at:

When to use capitals

Why caps are difficult

Word shape

Test with small letters

Test with caps

The I Song