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Using Capital Letters #5, by Dennis Oliver

 

Using Capital Letters (#5)

 

Capital (or upper-case) letters are important in English,
and there are many situations when you should use
them. To add to the situations presented previously,
here are five more very common uses for capital letters:

1.  

Capitalize the first letter of the names of
deities (supreme beings).

Examples:

God / Allah / Yahweh / Elohim
Vishnu / Zeus / Minerva /
Quetzalcóatl / Moloch / Marduk /
Ptah / Isis / Bacchus / Mithra

   
2.  

Capitalize the first letter of the names
of religions and religious groups.

Examples:

Buddhism / Hinduism / Islam /
Christianity / Judaism / Taoism /
Zoroastrianism / Shinto / Sikhism /
the Roman Catholic Church / the Amish /
the Ismaili Muslims / Shiites /
the Tian Tai Sect / Theravada Buddhism

     
3.  

Capitalize the first letter of names of
holy people and religious leaders.

Examples:

Bahaullah / Lao-Tzu / St. Francis of Assisi

the Archbishop of Canterbury /
the Dalai Lama / the Pope

     
4.  

Capitalize the first letter of the names of
religious scriptures (holy books).

Examples:

the Torah / the Zend-Avesta /
the Bible / the Koran / the Tao-Te-Ching /
the Book of Mormon / the Upanishads

     
5.  

Capit alize the first letter of the names of
religious holy days.

Examples:

Easter / Eid al-Fitr / Yom Kippur /
Ascension / Ramadhan / Holy Saturday

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