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    The Rule of Law
    Over the Blue Horizon
    Learning How to Capitalize Is Easy And Fun

    What are the bold words called? Is it a pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb??


    What are the bold words called? <--is this question correct? why?
    or should it be:
    What are the bolded words called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    The Rule of Law
    Over the Blue Horizon
    Learning How to Capitalize Is Easy And Fun

    What are the bold words called? Is it a pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb??


    What are the bold words called? <--is this question correct? why?
    or should it be:
    What are the bolded words called?
    1. preposition
    2. article (definite)
    3. infinitive particle

    These are words not commonly capitalized in titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    The Rule of Law
    Over the Blue Horizon
    Learning How to Capitalize Is Easy And Fun

    What are the bold words called? Is it a pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb??


    What are the bold words called? <--is this question correct? why?
    or should it be:
    What are the bolded words called?
    1. preposition
    2. article (definite)
    3. infinitive particle

    These are words not commonly capitalized in titles.

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    Default Re: Capitalization for Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    The Rule of Law
    Over the Blue Horizon
    Learning How to Capitalize Is Easy And Fun

    What are the bold words called? Is it a pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb??


    What are the bold words called? <--is this question correct? why?
    or should it be:
    What are the bolded words called?
    1. preposition
    2. article (definite)
    3. infinitive particle

    These are words not commonly capitalized in titles.

    I think we can add conjunctions to the list.
    e.g. and, as in Pride and Prejudice

    For this reason, I'd say there is a mistake in Jack's last example because the word "and" is capitalized.

    Say: words in bold, words in bold type/print, words in boldface

    The adjective can be boldface or boldfaced, but not bolded.

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    Here we often use 'emboldened' as well.

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    Default Re: Capitalization for Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    The Rule of Law
    Over the Blue Horizon
    Learning How to Capitalize Is Easy And Fun

    What are the bold words called? Is it a pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb??


    What are the bold words called? <--is this question correct? why?
    or should it be:
    What are the bolded words called?
    1. preposition
    2. article (definite)
    3. infinitive particle

    These are words not commonly capitalized in titles.

    I think we can add conjunctions to the list.
    e.g. and, as in Pride and Prejudice

    For this reason, I'd say there is a mistake in Jack's last example because the word "and" is capitalized.

    Say: words in bold, words in bold type/print, words in boldface

    The adjective can be boldface or boldfaced, but not bolded.
    You are correct about short, coordinating conjunctions. I read a rule a while back that recommends capitalizing prepositions and conjunctions of five or more letters. There are other "rules" that may be different. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    The Rule of Law
    Over the Blue Horizon
    Learning How to Capitalize Is Easy And Fun

    What are the bold words called? Is it a pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb??


    What are the bold words called? <--is this question correct? why?
    or should it be:
    What are the bolded words called?
    1. preposition
    2. article (definite)
    3. infinitive particle

    These are words not commonly capitalized in titles.

    I think we can add conjunctions to the list.
    e.g. and, as in Pride and Prejudice

    For this reason, I'd say there is a mistake in Jack's last example because the word "and" is capitalized.

    Say: words in bold, words in bold type/print, words in boldface

    The adjective can be boldface or boldfaced, but not bolded.
    You are correct about short, coordinating conjunctions. I read a rule a while back that recommends capitalizing prepositions and conjunctions of five or more letters. There are other "rules" that may be different. :wink:
    I know one that says prepositions of four or more letters should be capitalized. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    I know one that says prepositions of four or more letters should be capitalized. :wink:
    There ya' go.

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