Capitalization and Punctuation: Capital Letters
Every sentence begins with a capital letter.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A proper noun begins with a capital letter.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing. Proper nouns include people's names, titles, brand names, languages and nationalities, and the names of days and months (but not seasons). For example:
The pronoun I is always spelled as a capital letter.
| Common noun
|woman || || Damaris|
| son || || Julius|
| my uncle || || Uncle Ernie|
| college president || || President Bliss|
| a new detergent || || Cloud Puff|
| my accounting class || || Accounting 243|
| studying a language || || studying Spanish|
| holiday || || Thanksgiving|
| month || || June|
When I think of traveling, I always wish I could go to Borneo.
A capital letter begins the first, last, and any important word in the title of a book, magazine article, story, poem, movie, or other work.
Have you read Paul Hoch's analysis of football, Rip Off the Big Game?
Use capital letters only when you have a good reason to do so.