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When I was studying for my CELPIP exam I got material from them. Unfortunately, I can not put the PDF to the public because it has a watermark with my personal email. But I can put you here what it says.

CELPIP's sixteenth error as they state:

Knowing when to use capital letters in English is an important part of good writing. Sometimes people do not capitalize words when needed, or they capitalize words they should not. If you forget to capitalize words, or if you use capitalization for no apparent reason, the reader will look at those words again in case there is a reason for the apparent mistake. This slowdown effects readability.

How to Use the Capital Letters

When:

  • When using the pronoun I
  • Days of the week, months of the year, and holidays
  • Proper nouns and names
  • The first word at the beginning of each new sentence
  • A person's title if it comes before his name
  • Main words in the titles of articles, books, or songs
  • With initials and acronyms
  • The names of the countries, languages, and nationalities
  • Nouns proceeded by "the" (considered proper nouns)
  • Family members only when replacing their name

Beware

Be careful not to capitalize words, phrases, or whole sentences for no reason. In English, capitalization conveys emphasis, and readers may feel as if the words in all capital letters are being shouted at them.

Good luck!

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