• The beginning of a sentence
  • Proper names of people and places
  • Canada, Rome, Toronto, Sandalwood Heights, Teddy, Toronto General Hospital
  1. Titles

Queen Elizabeth, Captain Torres, Miss Butler

The first letter of each word in a title

  1. Just Lather, That’s All
  2. The Fall of a City
  3. For the word “I”

The date, days of the week, and months

  1. September 15th
  2. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.
  3. January, February, etc.


  1. At the end of a sentence (complete thought).
  2. After the short form of a title ex. Mr. Chasty, Ms. Butler
Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "When to use a capital letter and a Period," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2022,

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