Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

APIPPENS

  • 4 years ago

When writing a title, how is it determined which words are to be capitalized and which are not?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Dave128
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    The First Word is Always Capitalized, And so Are any Words that are Over 3 Characters Long, Also, Any Words That Seem Important Enough.

  2. rainbow
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Here are the rules: Capitalize in Heading and Title: First and last word Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives Subordinating conjunctions (for example: before, after, when...) Hyphenated compound words First word following a colon Do Not Capitalize: Articles (a, an, the) Coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, so) The word 'to' when it precedes a verb Prepositions with fewer than five letters.

  3. BlackholeMind
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Good answer Rainbow, I will simply add that the rules Rainbow listed are IN ORDER. So if it says to capitalize something DO IT - even if it is one of the things normally on the "don't capitalize" list. What you will find though, is what Dave suggested - the 4 letter rule - is usually correct. Just remember the colon/semicolon rule if you ever use them.

  4. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy