Capitalization

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Capitalization

  1. Capitalize proper names, titles preceding proper names, and adjectives derived from proper names. Proper names are names of specific people, places, or groups, including specific religious, political, ethnic, or social groups.
    • Great Britain
    • President Lincoln
    • Shakespearean drama
    • Allah
    • Islam
    • Church of England
    • the Senate
    • the Democratic Party
    • French-Canadians
    • the Lion's Club
  2. Capitalize days, months, and holidays (but not seasons).
    • Monday
    • March
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • summer vacation
  3. Capitalize historical periods and events.
    • the Middle Ages
    • the Battle of the Bulge
  4. Capitalize compass directions that refer to specific geographical regions (but not general directions).
    • I live in the Pacific Northwest.
    • She comes from the East.
    • My window has a sunny southern exposure.
  5. Capitalize the words in a title, except for short conjunctions and short prepositions.
    • The Guide: Writing at Western