Why ‘I’ is a unique letter and word

Did you know ‘I’ is both a letter and a word?

You knew.

But did you know some learners have never heard that ‘I’ (speaker) is always in capital letter wherever it appears in a sentence?

Yes, ‘I’ is always capitalized.

Examples:
1. ‘I’ love swimming.
2. Tolu and ‘I’ are just friends.
3. ‘I’, Buhari Putin Trump, do solemnly swear that ‘I’ will uphold the law at all times.

Tip:

English is the only language that uses ‘I’ as a capitalised word. According to dictionary.com, the capitalization was due to the word looking bad (not pleasing to the eye) when written as a small letter.

 

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