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Capital Letters: Place Names

In this worksheet, students practise using capital letters for the names of towns, counties, countries and streets.

'Capital Letters: Place Names' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Capital Letters

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The alphabet is divided into capital letters and lower case letters

alphabet in capital letters    alphabet in lower case
CAPITAL LETTERS LOWER CASE LETTERS

 

 

We always use capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and for people's names.

My sister is called Meena.

 

Capital letters are also used for the names of places.

She is going to France on holiday.

She will be staying with her penfriend in Paris.

 

Even the names of streets need capital letters.

We live on Orchard Road.

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) We are going to Scotland in the summer.

 

2) We are going to scotland in the summer.

sentence 1

sentence 2

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) My friend Neela lives in manchester.

 

2) My friend neela lives in Manchester.

 

3) My friend Neela lives in Manchester.

sentence 1

sentence 2

sentence 3

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) Kayden lives at 12, Meadow Street.

 

2) Kayden lives at 12, meadow street.

 

3) Kayden lives at 12, Meadow street.

sentence 1

sentence 2

sentence 3

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) I want to go to New york.

 

2) I want to go to New York.

 

3) I want to go to new york.

sentence 1

sentence 2

sentence 3

This time, write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

she is going to sheffield to visit her friend.

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

adil went to leeds to watch a football match.

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

My school is on highfield road.

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

edinburgh is in scotland.

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

i went to devon on holiday.

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

i am going ice skating in bristol.

  • Question 1

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) We are going to Scotland in the summer.

 

2) We are going to scotland in the summer.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence 1
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Scotland is the name of a place so it needs a capital letter. Give the next question a try!
  • Question 2

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) My friend Neela lives in manchester.

 

2) My friend neela lives in Manchester.

 

3) My friend Neela lives in Manchester.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence 3
EDDIE SAYS
There was lots to remember in this example. The trick is to remember that all names need capital letters. Neela is the name of a person and Manchester is the name of a place, so they both need capital letters. You can do this!
  • Question 3

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) Kayden lives at 12, Meadow Street.

 

2) Kayden lives at 12, meadow street.

 

3) Kayden lives at 12, Meadow street.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence 1
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? The word Street is part of the name of the road so it needs to have a capital letter, too. Keep up the fantastic effort!
  • Question 4

Which of these sentences uses capital letters correctly?

 

1) I want to go to New york.

 

2) I want to go to New York.

 

3) I want to go to new york.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence 2
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this yet? The name of the city has two words in its name so they both need capital letters. Give the next question a try!
  • Question 5

This time, write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

she is going to sheffield to visit her friend.

CORRECT ANSWER
She is going to Sheffield to visit her friend.
EDDIE SAYS
'She' needs a capital letter. Remember all sentences should start with a capital letter. All names of places and people should also have capital letters. 'Sheffield' is the name of a place so this should have a capital letter.
  • Question 6

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

adil went to leeds to watch a football match.

CORRECT ANSWER
Adil went to Leeds to watch a football match.
EDDIE SAYS
Again here you needed to remember the capital letter at the start of the sentence. 'Leeds' is the name of a place so should also have a capital letter. Keep it up superstar!
  • Question 7

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

My school is on highfield road.

CORRECT ANSWER
My school is on Highfield Road.
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Did you remember the capital letter at the start of the sentence? All place names need capital letters. The word 'Road' is part of the name of the road so this also needs to have a capital letter.
  • Question 8

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

edinburgh is in scotland.

CORRECT ANSWER
Edinburgh is in Scotland.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember the capital letter at the start of the sentence? 'Scotland' is the name of a country so should have a capital letter. Don't forget your dull stop at the end of the sentence!
  • Question 9

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

i went to devon on holiday.

CORRECT ANSWER
I went to Devon on holiday.
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? 'Devon' is the name of a place so should have a capital letter. Keep up the great effort!
  • Question 10

Write out the sentence again and put in capital letters where they are needed.

 

i am going ice skating in bristol.

CORRECT ANSWER
I am going ice skating in Bristol.
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! Did you remember all the correct capitals? Your sentence should start with a capital and the name of the place 'Bristol' needs a capital letter.
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