Capitalization rules


Capitalization in English grammar is the use of capital letter at the starting of a word. These are some rules for capitalization.

1.Capitalize the first word of a sentence

He was very excited yesterday.

She had cleaned this room yesterday.

2.Capitalize the name of people

  • Mary
  • Lily
  • James
  • Peter

3.Capitalize the days of the week

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday

4.Capitalize the months of the year

  • January
  • February
  • March

5.Capitalize the name of holidays

  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • New Year's Day

6.Capitalize the names of languages

  • French
  • German
  • English

7.Capitalize the names of countries

  • America
  • England

8.Capitalize the names of rivers

  • the Thames
  • the Trent
  • the Avon

9.Capitalize the names of oceans and lakes

  • Atlantic
  • Arctic
  • Pacific
  • Lake District

10.Capitalize the first person pronoun, I

Alice and I are going to school.

Yesterday, I went to the zoo.

10.Capitalize the first word of direct speech

My sister asked, "Where have you been?"

10.Capitalize titles that come before names

  • President Obama
  • Doctor James
  • Professor Sam