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Capital Letters 01
This is a London bus. London is a proper noun and therefore needs a capital letter.

Capital Letters 01

This KS2 English quiz will test your skills on capital letters. All sentences begin with a capital letter and so do proper nouns. When we are reading, capital letters help us to see where new sentences begin. Proper nouns include the names of people, places and organisations: i.e. Charles Dickens, London and the Ministry of Justice. Proper nouns are capitalised even when they are in the middle of a sentence.

Unless starting a sentence, the majority of words don’t need a capital letter. However, it’s important when writing English to know when to use them, otherwise your writing will be wrong. It’s especially important in tests and exams!

See how many you get right in this Capital Letters quiz.

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1.
Which of these is correct?
do you know John? he is in your Class.
Do you know john? He is in your class.
Do you know John? He is in your class.
Do you know john? he is in your class.
'Do' and 'He' begin sentences. 'John' is a proper noun.
2.
Which of these is correct?
Have you read any Books written by Michael Morpurgo?
Have you read any books written by michael morpurgo?
have you read any Books written by Michael morpurgo?
Have you read any books written by Michael Morpurgo?
Remember that all names are capitalised, even if you have as many names as the writer, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene Belloc!
3.
Which of these is correct?
She poured the steaming water into the teapot. imagine our surprise when it cracked!
She poured the steaming Water into the teapot. Imagine our Surprise when it cracked!
she poured the steaming water into the teapot. imagine our surprise when it cracked!
She poured the steaming water into the teapot. Imagine our surprise when it cracked!
'She' and 'Imagine' are capitalised because they both begin sentences.
4.
Which of these is correct?
A terrible storm hit Eastern scotland during the night.
a terrible storm hit eastern scotland during the night.
a terrible storm hit eastern Scotland during the Night.
A terrible storm hit eastern Scotland during the night.
'A' is capitalised because it begins the sentence. 'Scotland' is capitalised because it is a proper noun.
5.
Which of these is correct?
I saw the Butterfly. it landed on the windowsill.
I saw the butterfly. It landed on the windowsill.
i saw the butterfly. it landed on the windowsill.
I saw the butterfly. It landed on the Windowsill.
'I' and 'It' are capitalised because they each begin a sentence.
6.
Which of these is correct?
what is 144 divided by 12? is it 12?
What is 144 divided by 12? Is it 12?
What is 144 Divided by 12? Is It 12?
What is 144 divided by 12? is it 12?
'What' and 'Is' both begin sentences here.
7.
Which of these is correct?
A red car came around the corner. i heard a terrible squeal from its tyres.
A red car came around the corner. I heard a terrible squeal from its tyres.
A Red Car came around the corner. I heard a terrible squeal from its tyres.
a red car came around the Corner. I heard a terrible squeal from its tyres.
'A' and 'I' both begin sentences.
8.
Which of these is correct?
He wasn't sure of the right answer. He shook his head.
He wasn't sure of the Right answer. he shook his Head.
he wasn't sure of the right answer. he shook his head.
he wasn't Sure of the right answer. He shook his head.
'He' is capitalised twice because it begins each sentence.
9.
Which of these is correct?
They took the train to Newcastle. After that, they took a bus to their cousins' house.
They took the train to Newcastle. After that, they took a bus to their Cousins' house.
They took the train to newcastle. After that, they took a bus to their cousins' house.
they took the train to newcastle. after that, they took a bus to their cousins' house.
'They' and 'After' are capitalised because they begin sentences. 'Newcastle' has a capital letter because it is a proper noun (but 'cousins' is not).
10.
Which of these is correct?
They were hoping to have time to visit berlin during their holidays.
they were hoping to have time to visit Berlin during their holidays.
They were hoping to have time to visit Berlin during their holiday.
They were hoping to have Time to visit berlin during their holidays.
'They' is capitalised because it begins the sentence; 'Berlin' has a capital letter because it is a proper noun.
Author:  Sheri Smith

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