Capitalization rules can be extremely difficult to master, and there are a number of common capitalization errors that our proofreaders and editors come across time and time again.
In this article, we take a look at some of the capitalizations rules that are regularly flouted and explain the do’s & don’ts of using capital letters in your writing.
- President Barack Obama
- Barack Obama, president
- Llama Farming President Donkey Jones
- Donkey Jones, llama farming president
The hitchhiking penguin was last seen headed towards the south-west of South America. He was clearly ignoring his mother’s advice to head to colder climates in the north.
I escorted my herd of Mongolian Yak from the east to the west of Northern Tibet.
- British Bulldogs
- basketball team
- Manchester United
- Manchester football team (Manchester is capitalized because it is a proper noun, i.e. the name of the city).
- 1:25 a.m.
- 8-9 p.m.
- French class
- German history