CAPITALIZATION

CAPITALIZATION

Capitalization is the appropriate use of the capital letters in a writing. The English letters come in big and small forms or upper and lower case. The proper use of the uppercase gives a writing a wholesome look and is evidence of a good writer.

  • The capital letter is used to begin a sentence.
  • The capital letter begins a proper noun.
  • The capital letter begins words in titles, position and rank.
  • It begins lines of poetry.
  • The first personal pronoun ā€œIā€ is always written in capital letters.
  • The direct speech is written in capital letters.
  • Pronouns which refer to God are written in capital letters.
  • Capital letter is used to highlight expression which requires emphasis in a writing.

In essay writing, punctuation and capitalization fall under the category of Mechanics and a good write up must obey the proper use of both concepts in writing.

EXERCISE I

Punctuate the following sentences

  1. What time is it asked the traveler
  2. My father exclaimed what a lovely view
  3. Oh cried the boy I have hurt my finger
  4. The soldier said Get on your knees
  5. Caro shoes blocked the passage

EXERCISE II

Correct and use the capital letter in the following sentences when necessary:

Tabu looked up from his book to see what had made the noise. He noticed his sister, Masya swinging from an Iroko tree and glimpsed a snake on its branches. It was a python. Tabu rushed out only to see the snake slither into the bush.

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