January 10, 2015 in 

Caps is an abbreviation for capital letters.

Capitals, also called uppercase letters, are the larger form of the alphabetical letters used in written language. They are used as the first letter of a proper noun or the first letter of each word in a title and sometimes for emphasis within a sentence.

In English, there are 26 letters in the alphabet, but only 24 of them are considered true capitals. The two that are not are the letters J and Z.

There are a few different purposes for using capitals in writing. The most common is to signal the beginning of a sentence. In the early days of printing, all letters were printed in capitals, so this was the only way to indicate a new sentence. These days, we usually only use capitals at the beginning of a sentence, although there are some exceptions.

Another common use for Caps is to signal the beginning of a proper noun. A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing. For example, the names of continents, countries, cities, and streets are all proper nouns.

We also use capitals for the titles of books, movies, TV shows, and other works of art. This is because we consider these titles to be proper nouns.

Finally, we sometimes use capitals for emphasis. This is usually done for words that are being shouted or shown to be important in some way. For example, you might see a sentence like this:


In this sentence, the word “did” is in all caps to show that the speaker is shouting. This is called yelling in all caps.

You might also see a sentence like this:

“This is the most IMPORTANT thing that you need to know.”

The word “important” in this sentence is in all caps to show it is essential.

So, those are the main uses for Caps in written language. As you can see, they can be used for various purposes. Remember that, when in doubt, the safest bet is to use a capital at the beginning of a sentence or proper noun.

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