Grammar Toolbox: Capital letters

Most Norwegian words that start with a capital letter are also capitalised in English:

Spania – Spain, Henrik – Henry, etc.

But English has a few more of them. Here are the most important ones:

  • Months and days of the week: January, February; Monday, Tuesday, etc.
  • Religious and other holidays: Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc.
  • Nationalities and languages: Norwegian, German, Chinese, etc.
  • Religions: Jew, Christian, Muslim
  • Historical events: the Civil War, the Second World War

And “jeg/eg” is of course I.