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  • I am going to keep it really simple and straight today. We are going to talk about ten simple

  • rules that we use to write sentences with correct capitalization rules in English language.

  • Hi everyone my name is Hridhaan and I welcome each one of you on Let's Talk. Let's get down

  • to businessSentence number one, “Where are you going?” it's important for us to

  • know, this is rule number one, whenever you start a sentence or a question, the first

  • letter of that sentence begins with a capital letter. You must have been told this rule

  • in your elementary school or as you were growing up but it is very, very important. We still

  • miss to do that. If the sentence has a full stop before that the next sentence, the beginning

  • of the sentence you basically capitalize the letter, ‘where’. Next one is, “My name

  • is Hridhaan.” Can you guess what is the rule here? The first one here, let's write

  • the rule first is… ‘beginning’, the second one is, “My name is Hridhaan.”

  • and the letter that I have capitalized here is, ‘H’, the name of a person. Whenever

  • you write the name of a person, you capitalize it. In the sentence whenever you're writing

  • names, be it on WhatsApp you're typing messages or you're writing something using a pen and

  • a paper, you always capitalize the name of a person or a place, etc. Next rule is, “I

  • live in New York.” Can you guess which is the right one? The capitalized version here

  • is, ‘New York’, we capitalize the first letter of the name of a city or place that

  • you live in or you come from. This is rule number three. This takes us to rule number

  • four. Now rule number four is, “I speak English, Hindi and French.” I have capitalized

  • the first letters of the language that I speak. Yes! That's right, all of these sentences

  • are true about me, so this is more like my mini version of introductionEnglish, Hindi,

  • Frenchyou write the languages, the names of languages by starting with a capital letter.

  • Next, “I am British.” Well I am of Indian origin but I was born in the UK and thus my

  • nationality is British and I capitalize the ‘B’ in British and it is my nationality.

  • Always capitalize the first letter of any nationality that you write in a sentence.

  • Rule number six is, “I was born in the month of June.” Yes! That's true, I am a Gemini

  • and I was born in the month of June. Whenever you write date, days or months you always

  • capitalize the first letter. Days, months, etc. “I love ChristmasChristmas is a

  • very important and interesting festival around the world. Whenever you talk about special

  • days and festivals, you capitalize the first letter. Special days, festivalsThe next

  • one, which is the eighth rule is, “My father's name is Dr. Karan Sharma.” Now my father's

  • name is Karan Sharma and I have put the name in capital letters, the first name and the

  • last name. But another interesting thing to note here is, I have also capitalized the

  • first letter of my father's title, ‘doctor’. The capital of doctor, the first letter ‘D’

  • has been capitalized here. So if you write the name of a person not just the initial

  • letter of the name gets capitalized but also the title soDr. Karan Sharma”, title.

  • Rule number nine is, “I recently watched Zero Dark Thirty”, yes it is the most recent

  • film that I watched and it was a very, very interesting film. I would like to recommend

  • this film to each one of you as well. I have highlighted the initial letters of the name

  • of the film and that is zero, ‘Z’ of Zero, ‘D’ of Dark and ‘T’ of Thirty. So

  • the name of a film, a book, etc. is what is also written in title. And the last rule,

  • the tenth rule in the list of capitalization rules is, “John and I are best friends.”

  • John my best friend lives in Manchester and that's true, he and I are best friends. Interesting

  • thing to note here is, I have capitalized the ‘I’ in the sentence and I've not written

  • it with a small ‘i’ and that is the rule, whenever you write ‘I’ as a single word,

  • single letterit is always, always capitalized. ‘I’ alone is always capitalized. These

  • are the ten rules of capitalization in the English language. I hope you enjoyed the lesson

  • have a great day.

I am going to keep it really simple and straight today. We are going to talk about ten simple

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/09
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