capitalization checklist
capitalization checklist


Letters are written in two different ways: either CAPITAL or small. In this lesson we will cover the rules behind CAPITAL LETTERS or CAPITALIZATION.

Capitalization checklist:

  1. The first singular pronoun ā€œIā€.
  • I speak English.

You cannot write i speak English

  1. The first word of every sentence.
  • Maybe the train shall be late again.
  1. The specific name of a person (and his or her title).
  • Her name is Barbara Jones
  1. The specific name of a place or thing.
  • Mosque Hassan The Second
  1. Nationalities, languages and religion.
  • Paolo is Mexican, he speaks Spanish and he is Christian
  1. Titles of books, magazines, films, periodicals, etc.
  • Hamlet was written by Shakespeare.
  • The Daily Mirror is an English newspaper.
  • Titanic (1997) is a film directed by James Cameron.
  1. Holidays and feasts.
  • Aid Al Adha, The Green March, Halloween, The New Year, etc.
  1. Abbreviations of famous organizations and government agencies.
  • The UN, FAO, UNESCO, CIA, etc.
  1. Days of the week.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, etc.
  1. Months of the year.
  • January, February, March, April, May, June, etc.
  1. Planets and stars.
  • The Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, etc.
  1. Brands or trade names.
  • Samsung, Apple, Windows, Nike, Ralph Lauren, etc.


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