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    How to Capitalize Properly

    So one of the main things I see online is that people just do not know how to capitalize things. Therefore, I created this thread!

    Types of Words You Should Always Capitalize

    • Proper Names (Corey Freeman)
    • Places with Proper Names (Charlotte, India, France, Boston)
    • Pronouns that Refer to Specific People (Uncle Bob, My Mom, My Dad)
    • Languages (English, French, Cantonese)
    • School Subjects with Roman Numerals or Numbers (Math 501, Physchology II)
    • Religious Figures (God, Allah, Cthulu)
    • The First Word of Every Sentence
    • The word "I" and Conjunctions (I'm, I'd, I'll, I)


    How to Capitalize Titles

    When capitalizing a title, you do not capitalize:

    • prepositions
    • conjunctions
    • articles in the middle of a title


    Titles can be tricky, but here is a step-by-step solution to capitalizing the title of anything:

    1) this is my post title of the awesome post

    We have this text, which will serve as our example title.

    2) This is My Post Title of the Awesome Post

    Now we capitalize all of the larger words. But wait! There's a problem with the title above!

    3) This Is My Post Title of the Awesome Post

    You see, "is" is a verb. It's a form of the infinitive "to be." So you have to capitalize it too!

    Any Questions?

    Alright, throw your capitalization problems out there.

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    Sometimes people don't capitalize correctly to have an affect on their site. I think it should only be properly used if the site is professional or something. Most sites that we go on during the day, people don't care about capitalization at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccur View Post
    Sometimes people don't capitalize correctly to have an affect on their site. I think it should only be properly used if the site is professional or something. Most sites that we go on during the day, people don't care about capitalization at all.
    I have to disagree. Simple grammar rules don't just make it professional, they make it understandable. Capitalization is a form of syntax, highlighting important information for the reader to remember, or showing respect to certain elements. It's important always.

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    So you notice all the little detail of grammar when you look at a site? I look at the content and the point it is trying to put across to the winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccur View Post
    So you notice all the little detail of grammar when you look at a site? I look at the content and the point it is trying to put across to the winners.
    Yes. Yes I do. I look at the point, but to get that point across clearly you need good grammar.

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