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    I know, that the word street is capitalized in proper names, as 'Hall Street' for example.
    Do you usually capitalize avenue, square, garden and other public places when they go with proper names?

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    Re: Please, Help with Capitals

    I am not an English teacher, but the answer is yes. Madison Square Garden in New York City has two out of the three!

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    Thanks. Can I ask another question? Do you use the word 'public garden'?

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    Re: Please, Help with Capitals

    What would be the context? I believe the phrase public garden would be used more often in England than here in the United States. In most cases we would use "park" unless it is specifically a botanical garden.

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    Re: Please, Help with Capitals

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    Thanks. Can I ask another question? Do you use the word 'public garden'?
    Only if it's part of the name. Usually these are gardens that are maintained in Victorian or Edwardian (or something like that) style.

    Otherwise, I just say (public) park.

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    Re: Please, Help with Capitals

    Doing a quick internet search, there is a park in Boston called "Public Garden", but normally in the U.S. a public garden is a community gardern - a plot of land where members of the community may plant flowers and vegetables - another word for it would be a cooperative garden.

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    Re: Please, Help with Capitals

    Quote Originally Posted by luschen View Post
    What would be the context? I believe the phrase public garden would be used more often in England than here in the United States. In most cases we would use "park" unless it is specifically a botanical garden.
    In town squares the garden in the middle, the garden space can be a private or public garden depending on the access rights in the UK I think.

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    Under public garden I meant a small community garden, not where flowers and various plants grow, but where there are a lot of trees, where people can walk and have a rest. Interestingly that the thesaurus I use (in my language, of course) gives the equivalent in English, which is square. So, maybe you say town square or city square instead of public garden?

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    Re: Please, Help with Capitals

    And I would also like to know your opinions on using the capitals with the words

    square
    garden
    church

    and other names of public places.

    Should I write like this: 'St. George's Garden' or 'Victory Square'?

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    Re: Please, Help with Capitals

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    Under public garden I meant a small community garden, not where flowers and various plants grow, but where there are a lot of trees, where people can walk and have a rest. Interestingly that the thesaurus I use (in my language, of course) gives the equivalent in English, which is square. So, maybe you say town square or city square instead of public garden?
    Community garden is NOT a park. It's a small collection of plots where people from an urban community plant vegetables and stuff.

    Here's a picture.

    What you're describing is a park or a square.

    Town square or city square implies to me more of an open area usually in front of the city hall that is a place for civic gatherings and such.

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