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MORE ABOUT CAPITAL LETTER
What is a capital letter?
A capital letter is the bigger, taller version of a letter (like W), as opposed to the smaller version, which is called a lowercase letter (like w).
Capital letters are also called uppercase letters or simply capitals.
Some capital letters are just larger, taller versions of their lowercase counterparts (like capital W and lowercase w or capital C and lowercase c), but in many cases the two versions of the letter take different forms altogether, such as capital A and lowercase a or capital B and lowercase b.
To capitalize a word is to make its first letter a capital letter. For example, to capitalize the word polish (which is here spelled with a lowercase p), you would write it with a capital P, as Polish.
The state of being capitalized (or the process of capitalizing) is called capitalization, as in Please check your paper for proper punctuation and capitalization.
In English, capital letters are used at the beginning of words for a few different reasons. It is considered a standard rule of English to use a capital letter to start proper nouns (which are nouns that refer to specific people, places, or things—meaning one’s that have specific names), such as Jess, Mexico, and Nintendo. Using a capital letter at the start of a word can change the way the reader interprets its meaning, as in the case of polish (a verb meaning to make something shinier) and Polish (an adjective describing someone from Poland) or apple (the fruit) and Apple (the company).
We also use a capital letter for the first letter of the first word in a sentence. Sometimes, we use a capital letter for the first letter of each word in a title, as in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Some acronyms and abbreviations are written using all capital letters, such as NASA and U.S. A word written entirely in capital letters (like WHAT) is said to be written in caps or all caps.
Example: A lot of people don’t bother using capital letters in text messages unless they want to emphasize something.
Where does capital letter come from?
The term capital letter has been used since at least the 1400s. The word capital comes from the Latin capitālis, meaning “concerning the head,” or “chief,” from caput, “head.”
It can be confusing to know whether or not to use a capital letter in certain situations, but a capitalization guide can help.
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How is capital letter used in real life?
Capital letters are used in the beginning of names and other proper nouns, at the beginning of sentences, at the beginning of words in titles, and in some abbreviations. In casual use, a word might be written in all capital letters for emphasis.
The capital letters spelling out April Ninth….. people work hard but Taylor Swift works HARDER pic.twitter.com/q7GqtmkWW6
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) February 11, 2021
Learning middle school text lingo. RULE #1: Only text in lower case letters with no punctuation.
RULE #2: Use a capital letter and you are angry
RULE #3: Use a period and you’re furious.
RULE #4: Send a black screen and all hell is about to break loose.
— Matt Austin (@MattNews6) February 6, 2021
I cannot follow ppl who type with a capital letter at the beginning of EVERY word. It hurts my eyes and head.
— Big Mama (KODA’S MAMA) (@DiamondBAshley) February 9, 2021
Try using capital letter!
Which of the following kinds of words is often spelled with a capital letter at the beginning?
A. proper nouns
B. the first word in a sentence
C. the first word in a title
D. all of the above
How to use capital letter in a sentence
The team also wants to add the ability for mindtexting capital letters and symbols.A New Brain Implant Turns Thoughts Into Text With 90 Percent Accuracy|Shelly Fan|May 18, 2021|Singularity Hub
Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.France Mourns—and Hunts|Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In memoriam, Parker Molloy writes a powerful letter to Leelah.Six Must-Read Stories About Gay Mormon Husbands and Iranian Drug Wars|The Daily Beast|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Copies of the letter were sent to senior members of the church hierarchy and to the Soviet government.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He turned to the gentle accents of his sweet Alice, breathed in a letter which had been wet with her grateful tears.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Hoosier hurried on board the boat, and followed Dick's instructions to the letter.
A letter from Fajardo to the king (December 10, 1621) concerns various matters of administration and business.