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    Hi I was hoping you could clarify if I was discussing the British Government I used a capital letter for British and Government. What is the rule for this? i.e. if discussing British forces ...is it Forces or forces. I need to identify the grammatical reasoning behind this (my memory of A-Level English has failed me on this occasion!).

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    One of mine before I registered - any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi I was hoping you could clarify if I was discussing the British Government I used a capital letter for British and Government. What is the rule for this? i.e. if discussing British forces ...is it Forces or forces. I need to identify the grammatical reasoning behind this (my memory of A-Level English has failed me on this occasion!).

    Many thanks
    British should always be capitalized, but you know that. IMO, if you are discussing the specific government, those people in office, I would capitalize the G. If you are discussing government in general, I would not.

    The British Government has (have in British) come out against the current UN resolution.

    The British government is a parliamentary system.

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