Names of people, places and organisations are called proper nouns. We spell proper nouns with a capital letter:

Mohammed Ali; Birmingham; China; Oxford University, the United Nations

We use capital letters for festivals:

Christmas; Deepawali; Easter; Ramadan; Thanksgiving

We use a capital letter for someone’s title:

I was talking to Doctor Wilson recently.
Everything depends on President Obama.

When we give the names of books, films, plays and paintings we use capital letters for the nouns, adjectives and verbs in the name:

I have been reading ‘The Old Man and the Sea’.
Beatrix Potter wrote ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’
You can see the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.

Sometimes we use a person’s name to refer to something they have created:

Recently a Van Gogh was sold for fifteen million dollars.
We were listening to Mozart.
I’m reading an Agatha Christie.

Exercise

Comments

Im tired

Why 'an Agatha Christie?I mean why is indefinite article here?

Hi - this is short for "an Agatha Christie novel". Does that make more sense?

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

tired of what

I can't take exercises. When I click the exercise bullet, the entered box is I can't understand. How can I take exercise.

Hello,
I don't quite understand your comment. Is your problem that you don't understand the exercise or that you have a technical problem with it?
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello
       I have a questions regarded to the 3rd question. If the write answer was the second then it wouldn't be correct to have also a capital letter to the word "force" because it is also a part of the organisation name( U N P F) like the word                " peacekeeping".
Thank you for your time

Hello,
You are right! I have changed the exercise to correct this error.
Thanks for telling us.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir,
I think question number 3 is wrong...please,look into this..

I want to ask what Goyas means

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