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    mum/mummy/Mum/Mummy

    A mum woke her two daughters and told them to put their clothes on and come down to breakfast. A little later the older child came down and said 'I've put all my clothes on, mummy, but Beccy's only put one clo on.'
    5jj and ems say that Mum and Mummy should begin with a capital letter when they used as a noun. Why do they begin with a lower case letter in this context, please?

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    Re: mum/mummy/Mum/Mummy

    5jj and ems say that Mum and Mummy should begin with a capital letter when they used as a noun name. Why do they begin with a lower case letter in this context, please?
    5jj and ems are pointing out my mistake.

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    Re: mum/mummy/Mum/Mummy

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    5jj and ems say that Mum and Mummy should begin with a capital letter when they used as a noun.
    No - when they are used as a proper noun, a name.

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    Re: mum/mummy/Mum/Mummy

    "A mum woke her two daughters and told them to put their clothes on and come down to breakfast. A little later the older child came down and said 'I've put all my clothes on, mummy, but Beccy's only put one clo on.'

    The first is correct; the second is not. In "A mum woke ..." the word is not used as a name. It means "A mother woke ..."
    'Mummy', however, is a name.

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