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Thread: Capitalization

  1. #1
    Cammy Stevens


    I've reviewed several sites and my books, I still don't understand all the rules on this one.

    I have a few phrases such as:

    The House of Vampires

    the Vampire Clan

    The Vampires

    The Vampires'

    Assuming they do not start at the beginning of a sentence, how do I chose their capitalizations?

  2. #2
    Smiling Curmudgeon

    Re: Capitalization


    House of Vampires might be a council or something similar. In that case, I think you're okay using caps. OTOH, if you're talking about a place where vampires live, prolly don't use caps.

    Same thought re Vampire Clan.

    I don't see any reason to cap vampire or variations of the word.

    Keep reading and studying.

    Feel free to ignore.


  3. #3
    Gary Kessler

    Re: Capitalization

    If you are using any of these as formal titles, they would be capitalized ("The" would also have to be part of the formal title to be capped). If you are using them in the generic, they wouldn't be. They'd really need to be the title of a specific place of group to be considered formal. In general, the more capitalization you use, the less readable your text is--and the more printers grumble.

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