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¡La Esquina de la Gramática! Rule 7

Yes! Capitals letters in Spanish need an accent mark

People have always asked me about this rule, and my answer has always been the same: Capital letters should always be written with accents marks, if they have an accent mark according to the Spanish grammar rules. Examples:


Su hijo se llama Ángel

The only capital letters that don’t have accent marks are the ones that are part of acronyms, for example: CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). According to the Spanish grammar rules, the letter “I” should have an accent mark, but not in this case because it is part of an acronym.


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