E-mail: You with an uppercase letter.


Hi everyone,

I've received an e-mail from my German colleague, the one thing in it is a bit confusing, i.e. when addressing me he always writes "You" and "Your" with an uppercase letter, even in the middle of a sentence. E.g. "Could You please....in Your task...there are several things You need to pay Your attention to...etc. I know that in the German language it's very common to write You (Du) with a capital letter to express your respect for an addressee. But is it also so in English? Personally I have never met this before, but I'm not a native speaker, so I need your advice.

Thank you all in advance.
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hi, Aleessa

    You're right - the only English pronoun that takes a capital letter (other than at the beginning of a sentence) is I.
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