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    Question about Capitalization?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by shaylyn, Sep 26, 2012.

    In my book, there is a building that my characters refer to as "the Tree House". It is not actually a tree house, in the sense that it isn't a house built in a tree. It is a regular building with a tree growing through it. It's never "a tree house" it's "the tree house". So, my question is, since it is what they call the building, is it capitalized any time I mention it in the book? Really I'm asking if it would be just a noun or a proper noun in this context?
     
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    It is a proper noun, you have it spot on.
    Another example: "Quickly Robin! To the Bat Cave!"
    The Bat Cave isn't actually a cave of bats. It's Batman's secret hideout which is referred to as The Bat Cave.

    It's a proper noun the same way you have the White House, the Burj Khalifa, Buckingham Palace, Edinburgh Castle etc.
     
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    awesome, thanks.
     
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    Its the name of the building therefore 'The Tree House' Its the whole name so I think it should all be capitalised.
     

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