Capital Letters

=18. Proper Names

Capitalize all proper names. A proper name is one

that designates a particular person, place, or thing. In particular:

=19. Titles of Books, etc

Capitalize the first word and all the

important words in the titles of books, newspapers, magazines, magazine

articles, poems, plays, pictures, etc.: that is, the first word and all

other words except articles, demonstratives, prepositions, conjunctions,

auxiliary verbs, relative pronouns, and other pronouns in the possessive

case. A the preceding the title of a newspaper or a magazine is

regarded as part of the title and is capitalized.


Two copies of The Atlanta Constitution

were produced.

=20. Names and Titles of the Deity

Capitalize names and titles of the

Deity and of Jesus Christ.

=21. Names of the Bible

Capitalize names of the Bible and other

sacred books, of the versions of the Bible, and of the books and

divisions of the Bible and other sacred books. Do not capitalize

adjectives derived from such names.


The Koran, the Septuagint, the Old

Testament, Psalms; but biblical, scriptural,


=22. Titles of Respect, Honor, Office, or Profession


titles of respect, honor, nobility, office, or profession when such

titles immediately precede proper names. Do not capitalize such titles

elsewhere in the sentence. The prefix ex- before a title is not

capitalized and does not affect the capitalization of the title.


The Rev. Samuel Plantz, President Wilson,

ex-President Roosevelt, Senator Newlands.


The archbishop and the senator were in

conference all the morning with Mr. Bryan, former

secretary of state under President Wilson.

=23. Names Indicating Nationality or Locality

Capitalize names

distinguishing nationality or locality: as, Yankee, Creole,

Hoosier, Wolverines.

=24. Names of Athletic Teams

Capitalize names of athletic teams: as,

Giants, Cubs, Badgers, Tigers, Maroons.

=25. Festivals and Holidays

Begin the names of festivals and holidays

with capital letters: as, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Labor


=26. Societies, Political Parties, etc

Write with capitals the names

of clubs, secret societies, religious denominations, colleges, political

parties, corporations, railroads, and organizations generally: as

Riverview Country club, Elks, Baptist church, Mills college,

Republican party, Santa Fe railroad, etc.

=27. Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers used to denote sessions of

congress, political divisions, and city wards are written with capital

letters: as, Sixty-second congress, Tenth precinct, Third ward,


=28. Names of Buildings, Squares, Parks, etc

Names of buildings,

blocks, squares, parks, drives, etc., are capitalized: as, Times

building, Temple block, Yellowstone park, Sheridan road, etc.

=29. Common Nouns Joined with Proper Names

Capitalize any common noun

joined with a proper name and meaning the same thing, when the common

noun precedes. Do not capitalize the common noun if it follows the

proper name. Thus: Columbia university, University of Chicago,

First Presbyterian church, Church of the Savior, National Bank of

North America, First National bank, Memorial day, Fourth of July.

=30. Boards, Committees, Legislative Bodies, etc

Do not capitalize

names of boards, bureaus, offices, departments, committees, legal,

legislative, and political bodies, etc., when standing alone: as,

school board, weather bureau, war office, health department,

nominating committee, assembly, state senate, lower house, city


=31. Prefixes "von," "de," etc

Do not capitalize the prefixes von,

de, di, le, la, etc., except when they begin a sentence: as,

Capt. von Papen.

=32. Toasts

In toasts, capitalize all the important words in the

phrase indicating the person, the place, or the cause to which the toast

is made: as, "My Country--May it always be right; but, right or wrong,

my country."

=33. Nouns Followed by Numerals

Do not capitalize a noun followed by

a numeral indicating position, place, or order of sequence: as, lot

14, block 3; article III, section 6, act v, etc.

=34. Resolutions for Debate

In resolutions for debate, capitalize the

Resolved and the That following.


Resolved, That Missouri should establish

schedules of minimum wages for workmen,

constitutionality conceded.

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