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    Capitalizing Titles

    The title is:
    1. Embrace your World
    2. Embrace Your World
    The question is:
    Should I capitalize pessessive adj.s in writing a title or not?

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    Re: Capitalizing Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    The title is:
    1. Embrace your World
    2. Embrace Your World
    The question is:
    Should I capitalize pessessive adj.s in writing a title or not?
    Yes. The only words we usually don't capitalise in a title are the very small linking words such as "of", "and", "at" etc.

    Eighty Days Around the World
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    A Day in the Life of Walter Mitty
    Pirates of the Caribbean

    You will see titles where every one of the words, even the ones I stated, are capitalised but with those, it's not obligatory.

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    Re: Capitalizing Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes. The only words we usually don't capitalise in a title are the very small linking words such as "of", "and", "at" etc.

    Eighty Days Around the World
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    Thanks, I thought the prepositions like around or about shouldn't be capitalized for their first letters.
    However I believe that there are several differnt tracts or tastes not an strict rule about capitalizing a title. The professor google would show us different ways of capitalizing.
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    Re: Capitalizing Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Thanks, I thought the prepositions like around or about shouldn't be capitalized for their first letters.
    However I believe that there are several differnt tracts or tastes not an strict rule about capitalizing a title. The professor google would show us different ways of capitalizing.
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    I wouldn't consider Google to be the equivalent of a professor! You can find an example of just about anything on Google.

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    Re: Capitalizing Titles

    You're right that what to capitalize in a title is a matter of style, not grammar.

    Most respected style guides will tell you that nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs get capitals, and that articles do not. So your "Your" should certainly be capitalized.

    However, there is disagreement on prepositions. Some say lowercase for short prepositions but an initial cap for ones longer than X letter. (That makes no sense to me.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Capitalizing Titles

    And the first word should be capitalised regardless.

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    Re: Capitalizing Titles

    I'd capitalise the preposition in "Eighty Days Around the World", because it appears to be important to what the book/article is about. I wouldn't in "Eighty Days in London/on Clapham Common", because these are prepositions we'd expect.

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    Re: Capitalizing Titles

    So not only would we better consider the length of articles or prepositions but also it can be influenced by our taste of the weight of importance of the article or preposition we want to insert in our titles.
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