Spanish Capitalization Rules


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The following excerpts mean 'My cat is sick. The vomit started last night.' but they are separated with an ellipsis instead of a period. The CORRECT form is:

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1. You want to write a letter to Paula, your friend from Argentina. You begin with 'Dear Paula, I have a lot to tell you.' You have the Spanish words below but you must pick the CORRECT one:

2. 'What do you prefer? I ask because I need to make plans.' is below in Spanish. What is the CORRECT way to use capitals in this case?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provides the opportunity to test what you know about capitalization in Spanish. You'll evaluate your ability to choose the correct answers for different uses of capitalization from a set of choices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet as an assessment of what you know about:

  • How capitalization and ellipses relate
  • Beginning a letter
  • Capital letters when asking questions
  • Writing proper names in Spanish

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the rules of capitalization in Spanish
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about writing out questions in Spanish to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read about the types of nouns that get capitalized and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You'll find a more extensive overview of this topic in the lesson, Spanish Capitalization Rules. This lesson offers a more in-depth look at:

  • What the Spanish Royal Academy is
  • Punctuation that requires capitals and where
  • Types of proper names that use a capital
  • A key exception to the field of study rule
  • When to use all capitals