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    Do names of school subjects need to begin with capitals? In our country, even teachers capitalize names of subjects other than languages such as English. I think that English is capitalized as it is ths name of a language. But I don't think other subject names should be capitalized, mathematics, geography and history, for example.

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    You are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wynnmyintuu View Post
    Do names of school subjects need to begin with capitals? In our country, even teachers capitalize names of subjects other than languages such as English. I think that English is capitalized as it is ths name of a language. But I don't think other subject names should be capitalized, mathematics, geography and history, for example.
    I prefer to see them capitalised. It's normally done, at least in Aus.
    "From 2012 students will select from 7 majors in Ancient History, Modern History, Cultural Studies, English, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology. "
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    At university level, they're more likely to be capitalised in BrE, I think.

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    They were capitalised throughout my school life. My daily timetable consisted of English, Maths, Music, Geography, History, double Science and finally PE.

    I took my Geography 'O' Level exam on a Wednesday.
    I failed my Maths exam.
    I got an A in English Language and English Literature.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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