Names of people, places and organisations are called proper nouns. We spell proper nouns with a capital letter:
|Muhammad Ali||Birmingham||China||Oxford University||the United Nations|
We use capital letters for festivals:
We use capital letters for people's titles:
I was talking to Doctor Wilson recently.
Everything depends on President Obama.
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 15 million dollars.
We were listening to Mozart.
I'm reading an Agatha Christie.
- Proper nouns