teaching 'school subjects'
I always teach my students to write the school subjects in capital letters.
In spite of the fact that most couse books present them like this, I´ve come across examples where capital letters are not used.
Even children say to me that their teacher doesn´t pay much attention to the matter.
Must school subjects be written in capital letters or not?
What do grammatical rules say about that?
Thanks in advance,
Re: teaching 'school subjects'
That's great practice. School subjects are also capitalized on the flashcards I have.
Originally Posted by Magg
Here's the general idea: If you use a word as a proper noun, then a capital is required. For example, My dad; I love Dad. "Dad" is the name I call him, whereas "dad" is just a word that means "father". Similarly,
EX: I'm enrolled in Math 202 this year.
EX: I like math.
"Math" refers to a specific subject, whereas "math" refers to a subject among many subjects; i.e., I like math: Math 202 and Math 101.
I took this from the University of Houston's homepage:
Capitalize academic subjects only when referring to the specific course's full name and number
Ex: The Literature 2401
class doesn't have enough students in it.
Capitalize only names of academic subjects that relate to languages
Ex: I studied history
last year, but this year I intend to study English
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