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Capitalization Rules: Grammar Guide

Updated on November 5, 2014

When to Capitalize Words in English

The English language has many rules about when to use capital letters. In general, always capitalize proper names (the names of unique people, places or things), months of the year and the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in titles.

The most important thing to remember is the be consistent. If, for example, you are preparing your resume and you capitalize the title of your previous jobs (Director of Human Resources or Assistant Vice President of Communications) make sure to capitalize each title the same way throughout the document.

Below is a guide of capitalization rules followed by examples. As usual, read the comments for more and leave your own at the bottom of the Hub!



Capitalize the First Word of a Sentence

  • This Hub is about when to use capitalization.

Use Capital "I"

  • My friend and I are going to a musical.

Capitalize Proper Nouns: Specific Person, Place, and Organization Names

  • Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1809.
  • Women for Women International is a fantastic organization supporting women all over the world.

Use Capital Letters for Religious Figures

  • The Bible has many stories of the Virgin Mary and Jesus.
  • Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was the daughter of Zeus and Dione.
  • They prayed to God for the storm to end.

Capitalize Days of the Week, Holidays, and Months of the Year

  • My favorite month of the year is November.

Note: Seasons are not capitalized unless used in a title.

  • I love the fall because of Halloween and Thanksgiving.
  • The catalog for Spring 2006 will be out in February.

Capitalize Countries, Languages, and Nationalities

  • We went to Spain to learn Spanish.

Capitalize Family Relationships Only When Replacing a Proper Name

  • I went on a trip with Father. (Father could be replaced with the father's name.)
  • Your father is six feet tall.
  • When we go to the movies with my aunts, my Aunt Marlie always has to be reminded to be quiet.

Capitalize Titles that Precede Names, but not Titles that Follow Names

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein was first elected in 1992.
  • Dianne Feinstein was the first woman mayor of San Francisco.

Capitalize North, South, East, and West When Used as Names of Regions, but not as Compass Points

  • We lived in the Pacific Northwest for four years.
  • Our house is northwest of Fremont.

Use Capitals for Letter Salutations and Closings

Only capitalize the first word (and any names).

  • My dear Ms. Taylor,
  • With much love,

Capitalize the First Word in a Quote Even in the Middle of a Sentence

  • My Uncle Bob used to say, "The last time I said no was when they asked me if I had enough."

Use Capitals for Major Words in Titles of Books, Written Works, or Songs.

  • A wonderful grammar book is Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss.

Note: Short prepositions and articles including the, a, or an are not capitalized unless they are the first word.

Capitalize the First Word of Each Line in Poetry or Verse

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Use Capitals for Members of a Group

  • Many California Democrats will likely vote for Phil Angelides.
  • Barry Bonds played for the San Francisco Giants.

Use Capitals for Events and Periods of Time

  • The Roaring Twenties was a period of affluence.
  • The Democratic Convention is a nationally televised event.

Capitalize Company Trademarks

  • My infant eats Earth's Best baby food.
  • We prefer Coke over Pepsi.

Use Capitals for Words and Abbreviations of Specific Names

  • Katie Couric recently switched from NBC to CBS.
  • She studied Jungian psychology, which focuses on the collective unconscious.

Capitalize Solar System Names

  • The fourth planet from the sun is Mars.

Note: Sun, earth and moon are not usually capitalized.

  • The moon revolves around the earth.

Capitalize First Words in Outlines

I. Food Pyramid

A. Whole grains

1. Breads, cereal, crackers, rice, and pasta

The Definitive Guide to Grammar: Strunk and White

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

This is one of the best books on grammar available. If you are a grammarian, you should definitely think about reading it.

 

Questions & Answers

  • Would you capitalize "spider bake sale"? I know you capitalize organizations. But do you capitalize a specific bake sale?

    I would not capitalize "spider bake sale" if it is within a sentence. However, if you are creating a sign and/or it's a title, then I would capitalize it.

  • Should specific holidays be capitalized? For example, Yesterday Uncle Frank took me to a Halloween parade. Would you capitalize Halloween?

    Yes, all holidays should be capitalized, e.g., Halloween, Christmas, Mother's Day, Memorial Day. The "Day" in the holiday should also be capitalized.

Do You Know any Other Capitalization Rules?

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      Marie 23 months ago

      Do I capitalize industries in an article...i.e. Engineering, Construction, Real Estate Development?

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      Bob Foster 2 years ago from USA

      Sometimes I have problems with whether to capitalize “the” when it’s ambiguous whether it’s followed by a proper noun or the beginning of a proper noun.

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      Bea 3 years ago

      You've got an error in this sentence:

      My Uncle Bob use to say, "The last time I said no was when they asked me if I had enough."

      It's not "use." It's "used."

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      Robin Edmondson 3 years ago from San Francisco

      I would not capitalize "spring break" in the middle of a sentence. It is similar to a season, e.g., winter, spring, summer, fall. Seasons are not capitalized either. :)

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      Rose 3 years ago

      Do I capitlize "Spring Break" when in the middle of the sentence?

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      Jatinder Joshi 4 years ago from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for sharing a summary of the capitalization rules. Helpful indeed.

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      Heather 5 years ago

      I have to writ a paper using the APA citationa format. I am stuck on writing the APA reference, where sentence case needs to be used for the article title. As far as I have always understood, the word Interntational is supposed to be capitalized no matter what (but I could be wrong). The article title is Rights-based Restorative Justice: Evaluating Compliance with International Standards. Putting that it in sentence case, would both words International AND Standards be capitalized, just International, or neither?

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      Ellielama 5 years ago

      Point of clarification: You only capitalize the first letter of every line of poetry or verse if the original author did. If you are writing your own poem, you absolutely do not have to capitalize the first letter of every line. Most modern poets don't do it.

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      Linda 5 years ago

      Do we use capitalization when referring to type 1 and type 2 diabetes in an essay

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      Anj 5 years ago

      It isn't necessary to capitalize every first word of each line of poetry.

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      Rachel 5 years ago

      do u capitalize breeds of dogs

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      rebecca 5 years ago

      does the f in sanfrancisco have to be capitalized

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      helen 5 years ago

      hello. im a hospitality student and i was recently asked to make a menu as a paper. i have revisions but dont know how to capitalize my menu list. please help.

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      Jonathan 6 years ago

      Do I need to capitalized al the words of my title? "My Field Trip"

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      maira 6 years ago

      At first i didn't khow if i coud captlis a name in a meadle of a sentence

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      6 years ago

      hi thanks so much i am taking the language arts benchmark today (middle school) and this was helpful.

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      Judy Barci 6 years ago

      when you say $5m is it a capital M or not and how about $20k is it a capital k or not?

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      E-Ham 6 years ago

      In a cover letter, would third grade teacher be capitalized?

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      Dave 6 years ago

      I found the question in this 4 year old list of comments. But it was never answered. Sure would be nice if someone went back four years ago, pulled out the questions, add them to the original list and answered them.

      Deed Book 1 at page 1 or Deed Book 1 at Page 1?

      If Deed Book 1 at page 1, why is it not capatolized?

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      Craig 6 years ago

      I often get frustrated, when I look at CVs, just how many people add a capitol letter to their role. I am a television producer but often see people referring to themselves, mid-sentence, as Television Producer. I think this probably says more about their self importance - but it does inspire the title of a book title "There is capitol 'P' in 'producer'". Can anyone tell me what is gramatically wrong with that title? Should there be a capitol 'N' on 'no' for example?

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      scottish wedding services 6 years ago

      I am still waiting for your response you found after trying a new methods about publishing blogs.

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      Arf 6 years ago

      Hey Robin,

      Should I capitalize sales team and sales and marketing department? What's the rule for such things?

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      Jack  6 years ago

      Hi,

      When typing an essay analyzing a science lesson, would I capitalize as follows: "Life Science lesson", "Animal unit", and "Science lesson"?

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      Robin Edmondson 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Hi Dana,

      I would not capitalize "city". Thanks, Robin

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      Dana 6 years ago

      Hi. When writing a report and stating "The city of Madison" does city need to be capitalized? I am discussing Madison, WI.

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      Horacio 6 years ago

      When should the word "constitution" be capitalized?

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      Anh 6 years ago

      Would you capitalize a specific field? For example, would you capitalize the field of speech-language pathology?

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      Mike V. 7 years ago

      Hey Robin. Thanks for taking the time to put this guide together and moderate this discussion. I know you haven't replied in 10 months, but I have to admit I am extremely impressed that you've answered all these questions over the past years. I married an English teacher, so I see first hand how time consuming it can be trying to convey the intricacies of our language.

      Thanks again (I came here to see if I should capitalize "Miracle on Ice")

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      kookoo88 7 years ago from Cripple Creek

      Hi. I know that when you direct address mother or father, they should be capitalized, what about brother, sister, cousin, husband and wife?

      example: "How are you, Husband?" - - "I'm fine, Wife."

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      Jennifer Austin 7 years ago

      I am writing a book and in it I often refer to "the City". I have a specific city in mind, but intentionally never use the actual name. I want it to seem relateable to many people, not just one geographic location. My question is: Should city be capitalized? For example:

      Their house in the City was too small.

      They would be heading into the City to do some shopping.

      I could replace "the City" with the name of an actual city, so should it be capitalized?

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      Michael 7 years ago

      I have a client who INSISTS that we use the spelling 'found in Downtown Raleigh' instead of 'downtown Raleigh'

      I have to do it to make them happy but who's right?

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      Natalie 7 years ago

      Would I capitalize Reading Teacher's Meeting?

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      Jennifer 7 years ago

      When I write an email to my group, I open with:

      Good morning Burn Team and friends,

      Is this correct??? It plagues me!

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      Allison 7 years ago

      it really helped!!!

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      Andy 7 years ago

      How about:

      I would like to thank you for the Thank You Card.

      I would like to thank you for the thank you Card.

      I would like to thank you for the thank You card.

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      Julie 7 years ago

      DO you capitalize words you are referring to in quotes? For example, "In Japanese, "sumimasen" sometimes means "excuse me." Is the S in "sumimasen" or the E in "excuse me" capitalized?

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      Kat 7 years ago

      Are career fields capitalized? e.g Would you say, "I work in Sales", or "I work in sales"? No grammar site on the web covers this topic and your help would be wonderful!

      Also, can you reference the rule for directional identifiers; is "Western Kentucky" really a defined geographical region? It doesn't seem right to capitalize eastern Lansing, MI -for example (a directional location)- because it could be confused with East Lansing, MI (a specified geographic place). I see "lower Manhattan" identified in writing a lot; so wouldn't that be equivalent to writing "southern Manhattan"? Thanks so much!

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      Sally Brown 7 years ago

      I have a feeling that ..well not a feeling, it's an observation. This page shows examples of capitalization but I don't see rules per se. The difference hit me when I began to see so many 'rules' that the impact of the word became lost.

      I thought about how to determine a rule and

      decided a good place to look would be historically in major newspapers from the beginning. Example - New York newspapers in the 1800's.

      But to be clear I need to add a rule. This

      comes from life experience.

      To really know your subject you must learn

      the history of it. in this case I suggested

      looking at the 1800's newspapers. I said

      those because they'll have the greatest

      number of examples of capitalization and they,

      probably did the best job of checking their

      work while trying to apply as much accuracy

      to capitalization as possible. But the true

      history of capitalization rules should be

      checked, at least in my opinion, back to the

      King James Bible in 1600 something and follow

      the path of 'rules' (by example) through to

      now.

      I suspect you'll see many examples now that are

      poor examples because .. well of too many

      reasons to list.

      Remember that English language is not the

      only language that capitalizes. So it would

      be wrong to limit your historical search to

      English.

      Thanks for the page.

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      Judy 7 years ago

      the letter n in northern Minnesota, or the letter c in central Alaska?

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      Ameline Sia 7 years ago

      Capitalize both words in a hyphenated word in titles, sub-titles or other references

      • Inter-Continental Forum on Security on the High Seas

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      maddie 7 years ago

      would you capitalize the word city? ex. I live in the City/city of Topeka.

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      Rosie 7 years ago

      Hi,

      I was wondering why some of the grammar exercises don't have names of diseases and trees capitalized. (oak tree, maple tree, scury, tuberculosis) Can you help to answer this question.

      Thank you

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      talia 7 years ago

      In a sentence, do you use caps after you do a "..."?

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      Delma 7 years ago

      I am informing parents of the new teacher. Should I capitalize the word science in the following sentence?

      I wanted to let you know that Mister Green is the new science teacher.

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      gelica 7 years ago

      thanks Robin for the rules in capitalization. It helps me a lot. at last i have now my assign.. and Im ready to pass it...thank you very much..!

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      Iris 7 years ago

      So what would be the proper usage of capitalization in the following sentence: (Should I capitalize 'group' in the second sentence?

      A & T is a group of companies, located in Pakistan. The Group is engaged into manufacture and installation of scaffoldings.

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      linda073080 7 years ago

      Rules for capitalizing titles: 1)Always capitalize the first word of a title; 2) capitalize the title's nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; 3) do not capitalize articles, short conjunctions, or short prepositions in the titles; 4) subtitles follow the same rules

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      Mike 7 years ago

      After reading two years of posts here, I'm still unsure of the capitalization of "the Law of Gravity versus the Law of Lift". Certainly, they are names of something very specific, but do not utilize a proper noun as in "Newtonian physics". Are these special terms?

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      wordphreak 7 years ago

      You would need a comma in Hi, Bob. It's not the same as adressing him as Dear. While he may be dear, he is not hi. Dear is an adjective, hi is a greeting.

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      Leah 7 years ago

      In a letter to the Fairview School District, would 'School District' be capitalized when referring to a benefit to the school?

      The letter is explaining some heating/cooling controls and the benefits it will have in the new building. Then says, "The School District receives a benefit from these additional controls." Is it correct or should School District be lowercase??

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      Iman 7 years ago

      Hi Robin,

      I was wondering, if I am speaking about a major that I studied in college do I have to capitalize it?

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      Elijah 7 years ago

      Would you capitalize Thirty-Third Street or Thirty-third Street?Many thanks!

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      Denise 7 years ago

      When talking about a company if you do not want to repeat the name of the organization in a written document do you capitalize the word Company?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      hi, I am wondering when to capitalize compass directions when using it as an adjective. E.g. east Berlin or East Berlin

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      susan 7 years ago

      Would you capitalize Bus Route 108? And if so, would you capitalize Bus Route Number 108?

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      cjwilkerson 7 years ago

      Should "general manager" be capatilized in the following sentence?

      This person will interact with the general manager to assist with customer and facility schedules.

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      Gina 7 years ago

      My niece science project: the title should have every word capitalized? ex: What Kind of Stone Store Petroleum?, or What kind of stone store petroleum ? This is the title for the big board.Thank you so much

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      Sandy 7 years ago

      What's the rule for capitalizing the word "City" in a sentence?

      I know when it's something like "the City of Minneapolis" it would be capitalized, but what about when you're referring to the City of Minneapolis specifically but don't use the full name?

      e.g., I-35W is a congested roadway within the City.

      In this case, I've always capitalized City whereas if I was talking about a general city I wouldn't capitalize the word.

      e.g., a city has many options for improving roads.

      Is this right to capitalize in the first example or is it only when you use the full name of a city??

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      Anand 7 years ago

      While writing letters addressing multiple pple should the satutation be:

      1. Dear Everybody

      OR

      2. Dear everybody

      Will the 'e' in 'everybody' be in the upper or lowercase.

      Thanks.

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      Minnie 7 years ago

      How about when you are doing a job description?

      Should it be:

      The science faculty technicians work as a team within which the post holder is responsible to the senior technician for the following duties

      or

      The Science Faculty technicians work as a team within which the post holder is responsible to the Senior Technician for the following duties?

      Or a combination of both?

      Thanks,

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      Bodo 7 years ago

      I like the insights above. I hope you don't mind if I repeat a question that may have already been asked/answered above. Do you say ".....the government of Canada...." or " ....the Government of Canada..."? Am asking because terms such as the people of Malawi are not capitalised in sentences. I do not think government should be capitalised also. (unless in official/formal use e.g. The Governent of Tobago has signed a deal with the Government of Jamaica.) Thanks in advance.

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      Robin Edmondson 7 years ago from San Francisco

      I would capitalize "Diamondback" but not "rattlesnake". Thanks!

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      Todd  7 years ago

      Hi Robin, I was wondering if the word diamondback rattlesnake would be capitalize. I see it sometimes capitalized and others not. However, I always see Western or Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake capitalized. Thanks

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      Dana 7 years ago

      Which is the correct format?

      The Police Service ( referring to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

      or

      The police service....

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      Bethles 7 years ago

      I work at a law firm. Would you capitalize the name of Agreements/Consents/Letters etc.

      Examples:

      Letter of Intent

      Limited Liability Company Agreement

      Exclusivity Agreement

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      Radhika 7 years ago

      What if the terms of endearment come together? Do I have to capitalize them all? Like, don't call me Honey, Sweetheart, Darling etc etc.

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      Becky 8 years ago

      I am writing a recommendation letter and want to avoid a capitalization error. Should I capitalize the class titles ie... "excelled in Math, Science and Literature"? What about the phrase "always interested in math and science"

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      Heidi 8 years ago

      Hi Robin,

      Very informative - thanks for the refresher course! I have a question regarding titles. Is the following sentence correct? In Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, there are many suspects. Do you capitalize Mystery Stories? Thanks!

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      Kalima 8 years ago

      We have a little debate going on about this sentence:

      "I'm sorry, but who are you to judge another western teacher's grammar?"

      I think that 'western' (in this case) should be capitalized. What do you think?

      A different teacher says, "Actually, I considered capitalizing "Western," but most grammarians seem to agree that the lower-case "w" is more appropriate in the context given in the post."

      Do you agree?

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      Jill 8 years ago

      what about "City Council staff members" - should staff and members capitalized?

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      Arun  8 years ago

      Hello

      Would you please clear about the planets.

      For example earth, sun and moon. Are they exception to this rule.

      Thanks!

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      Randi 8 years ago

      Hi

      Would a school club, such as "Speech and Debate" be capitalized? Along the same lines, would Speech and Debate Captain and Speech and Debate Tournament be capitalized as well?

      Thanks!

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      Atu Osei 8 years ago

      First, I just want to let you know that you are doing a good job.

      Question: For my cover letter, would I write, "I'm a Graduate Student seeking to ....." or " I'm a Graduate student seeking to ......"?

      Thanks

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      cutienosy 8 years ago

      Hi, I'm writing a document on policies and procedures and using a lot of job titles and office names. Such as team manager and Floating Support Office. Am I right that team manager should not be capitalised and that the office name should be?

      Many thanks,

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      Larry  8 years ago

      Please advise if you would capatilize lead state agency in the following sentence: We have forwarded our funding recommendation to Caltrans, the lead state agency for administering the Federal Section 401 Program.

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      Sandy 8 years ago

      Would you capitalize "Judge" in this sentence?

      The "Judge" of the dog show is Judge Smith. She will be judging the sporting breed.

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      LG 8 years ago

      Would Western Africa be capatalized?

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      Dave  8 years ago

      I would capulize days of the week, months, staes, and counties. You would also capulize courses, class, and languges.

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      MA 8 years ago

      You didn't add about courses.

      English

      history

      biology

      Biology 101(if it has numbers, cap it)

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      Pat 8 years ago

      Hi,

      Would you capitalize department as in the Department?

      Thanks.

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      Maja 8 years ago

      Technically, it depends on the kind of ship as to how you capitalize it. US Navy style guide holds that you capitalize the whole name, e.g. USS CHAFEE (DDG 90).

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      Matt 8 years ago

      What about game names in a foreign language?

      un-translated example:

      'yut' (Korean game)

      translated example:

      pasteboard dump (also a Korean game, but different from 'yut')

      It is not a brand. They are both traditional games.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      I'm sorry- I left out a dash or something there on my first sentence. I didn't mean for it to read like that. I meant to say that I made lists for them such as ...

      I really like your site.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Robin,

      When my students are writing, I make lists for them dogs, animals, etc. Do I capitalize types of dogs? Dalmations, Beagles, etc. What about animals like- This is a King snake. Would King or snake be capitalized? Also, what about a place like- We went to the Boardwalk. Boardwalk is the name of the place. Do I capitalize "the"?

      Thanks,

      Thanks,

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      Stephanie S 8 years ago

      Hello:

      I am helping a friend with a paper for college about mental health disorders.  I noticed that somewhere in this website an individual perhaps asked if mental health disorders should be capitalized.  I have been told that disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective d/o should not be capitalized.  Are here any exceptions when writing a research paper? Sorry if this question is redundant.

       

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      AD 8 years ago

      I am being paranoid... Have I been correct with my caps in these sentences:

      To provide personal assistant services to the Managing Director and Executive Management team

      Preparation of board and audit committee meetings which includes...

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      Linda Pauley 8 years ago

      Take the time to learn about our Great Nation.

      Should "Great Nation" be capitalized?

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      Sara 8 years ago

      It stinks! I'm getting out of here!

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      KARL 8 years ago

      Do you capitalize "Blueberry Coffee Cake?" what about

      heart-shaped cookies (Heart-Shaped Cookies) Does the ending like cookie, cake , and ect. not get capitalized?

      What about bake sale (Bake Sale)

      Thanks

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      Belinda 8 years ago

      Do you capitalise ethnic groups if they are statistica outputs, e.g. 10% were Black and other minority ethnic groups, 5% were non-White British...

      Also do you capitalise government published groups of data - e.g.

      There are 5 groups to describe houseing style:

      Town and Fringe

      Villager

      Urban

      Rural and Wellies

      It is thought that 5% are from Town and Frindge and 10% are Rural and Wellies in Lala LAnd...

      Thanks!

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      Tam 8 years ago

      What about occupations. When I grow up I want to be a

      Professional Football Player

      Teacher

      Artist

      Lawyer

      ????????????????????????????

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      Mike 8 years ago

      Do I capitalize the word "legislature" if I am discussing a specific state legislature?

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      Brenda 8 years ago

      Hi, I have a question. If you are typing a letter of recommendation for someone and you use a school name and the class; ie - He completed his student teaching experience in Kindergarten at Davis Elementary School in the South General School District. Is this correct capitalization??? Thanks for your help.

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      Carol 8 years ago

      Is unemployment and/or benefits capitalized in the sentences She is collecting unemployment benefits or She is collecting unemployment?

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      writing mom 8 years ago

      I am writing a children's book and am confused about capitalizing my characters. I am using alliteration. Please help in the following examples. Is it Jake the Dog, or Jake the dog? Josh the Jackrabbit? or Josh the jackrabbit? Here's a bit of a diff. example: Jake the Dog is a Golden Retriever?? or Jake the Dog is a golden retriever?? Sammy the Sea Otter, or Sammy the sea otter?? Thanks

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      George 8 years ago

      I know I should capitalize the pronoun for God, but does the rule also apply for Jesus?

      For example, Would Jesus minds us celebrating His birthday late this year?

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      Kathy 8 years ago

      Many of my clients work in hotels, and I'm constantly battling the food departments over menu capitalization. Here's what they I had to start with:

      Imported & Domestic Cheeses $5.95/GuestChévre, Maytag Blue, Brie, Boursin, Wisconsin Cheddar, Gouda and Baby Swiss, Garnished with fresh Fruit, French Baquette Slices and Gourmet Crackers

      Here's what I think it should be (although reading above, I'm not sure about French...)

      Imported & Domestic Cheeses $5.95 per guestChèvre, Maytag Blue, brie, Boursin, Wisconsin cheddar, gouda and baby Swiss, garnished with fresh fruit, French baguette slices and gourmet crackers

      Please advise--and thanks for this great resource!

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      Sasha 8 years ago

      Hi Robin,

      Great Article! How about capitalizing a phrase or slogan?

      Is this the correct way to capitalize?

      "Let Us Shield You with Great Insurance"

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      Linda 8 years ago

      Here's a question I didn't see answered. In a title, would you capitalize all words if the entire title is in caps such as "CLARIFICATION OF RULES". Somehow, "CLARIFICATION of RULES" just doesn't look right.

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      jean 8 years ago

      Hi Robin!

      you're a great help...thanks!