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How to Write Capital Letters in the English Alphabet

Updated on February 22, 2013

Almost everyone knows how to type and use a keyboard, but it might be surprising to know that many people don’t know how to print out capital letters. Basic writing skills are an important and useful skill to possess when learning the English language. Fortunately it’s never too late to learn how to write and learning how to print out capital letters is a very important part of that process. This basic tutorial will cover printing the alphabet by hand in capital letters, which is the first step in learning how to write in the modern English language.

Chances are if you are reading this, you might need practice learning how to write the English alphabet. There are many reasons why a person might need help learning how to write capital letters: A lot of people who are learning English might know how to speak the language, might know how to read, and might even know how to type out words using a keyboard before they learn how to print out letters using a pen or pencil. Since the invention of the computer many people can now get past learning how to write letters by hand but knowing how to print out words by hand is an important part of a language and there are many instances where it can be useful to know how to write in that language.

I have tutored for several years and I have worked with many children and adults who were learning English, so I know first hand that people don’t learn everything about a language right away. Don’t worry about how fast or slow you learn a new: learning a language comes gradually in steps and everyone learns at a different pace.

About the English Alphabet

The English alphabet is a Latin alphabet: Many other languages use the same letters as the English alphabet, however English is different from other languages because it does not use any accents. The letters A, E, I, O and U are called vowels and the rest of the letters are called consonants. There are a total of 26 letters in the English alphabet. English is a language that uses both majuscule and minuscule letters throughout a text. The capital letters are also known as majuscule letters: they are used at the beginning of sentences and for proper nouns such as names and places.

How to Write Capital Letters

This Hub includes a basic demonstration on how to write capital letters. Each picture has a group of letters with arrows indicating in which direction I have printed the letters out. Each stroke is broken down into different steps, which are all numbered. Keep in mind that when writing in the English language, you write from left to right and top to bottom. The letters themselves typically are written from left to right as well, regardless of which hand you are using to create the letters.This has heavily influenced how individual letters are created and that is why when letters are written out, they generally start from the left side and move to the right. For an even further example I have included a video that I hope you will find useful.

How to write capital letters: A, B, C, D
How to write capital letters: A, B, C, D | Source
How to write capital letters: E, F, G, H
How to write capital letters: E, F, G, H | Source
How to write capital letters: I, J, K, L
How to write capital letters: I, J, K, L | Source
How to write capital letters: M, N, O, P
How to write capital letters: M, N, O, P | Source
How to write capital letters: Q, R, S, T
How to write capital letters: Q, R, S, T | Source
How to write capital letters: U and V
How to write capital letters: U and V | Source
How to write capital letters: W, X, Y, Z
How to write capital letters: W, X, Y, Z | Source

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      TheKatsMeow 3 years ago from Canada

      @Rodriguez in English the stroke order doesn't matter, whereas in other alphabets it does matter (for example Japanese) but in English as long as you write the letters correctly, the order in which you did your strokes makes no difference. Just do what you find is easiest :)

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      Rodriguez 3 years ago

      Some of your letter examples have different stroke order than all the other websites...

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      Alex Munkachy 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Interesting idea for a video hub. Very informative and good content.

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      TheKatsMeow 4 years ago from Canada

      thanks tillsontitan! I hope it can help those who are learning english :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I'm sure there are a few folks out there who will be able to use this as a brush up and there will be others who are not familiar with the English alphabet that will find it invaluable.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.