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    A question regarding capitalization...

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Norm, Feb 9, 2010.

    The above is a sample from the early parts of one of the novels I'm currently working on. I have bolded the words that are giving me a little bit of uncertainty. I guess I just need some reassurance that it is correct to capitalize like that, so if anyone is familiar with the technical aspects, I'd appreciate some insight.
     
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    Days of the week are capitalized in English, so Thursday is correct. However, principal in that context is a common noun, so it should not be capitalized. If it were used with his name, it would be capitalized, though:
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    To clarify this and other questions on capitalization (if you're interested), here's an article I wrote a while back:

    Ten Rules of Capitalization for Fiction Writers

    Terry
     
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    yes, cog is right... as usual...
     
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    Weird question I just thought of. Are the name of board games always capitalized?
     
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    of course, if they're actual brand names...
     

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