Capital Letters for Proper Nouns
This quiz helps children learn when to use a capital letter for proper nouns. The National Curriculum suggests that children begin to develop this concept in KS1 English and Literacy. However, it is important that children know to start their name with a capital letter. By Year 2 it is expected that children can write names of friends with capitals. They should be able to remember England begins with a capital letter and hopefully start to show awareness of capitalizing other countries.
Your name begins with a capital letter and so does every name given to a person or animal. If I ask you to find me a cat, you can find me any cat as there are lots of them. If I ask you to find Bob, my cat, then there is only one of him. The word cat is a noun, which means there is more than one. The word Bob is a proper noun. All proper nouns must begin with capital letters. Countries all begin with a capital letter because they are also proper nouns.
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