This evening I was at my parents’ house, watching a little TV after Sunday dinner. I don’t really watch much TV anymore, at least not in the conventional broadcast sense, apart from Sunday afternoons at home. Gaelic football matches are the usual background noise to Sunday-afternoon dinner, but we had it a bit later today, so I found myself watching an interesting nature programme.
One of the most common corrections an English-language teacher has to make is when a student uses a lower-case letter instead of a capital letter.
For a language you need to use a capital letter.
When you’re talking about a nationality you need to use a capital letter.
A person’s name always begins with a capital letter.
You have to start a sentence with…etc. etc.
Mistakes with capital letters are common and understandable.