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    Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    Hi,

    If a tribe is called Braves, do we write, "I passed by Braves Tribe or Braves tribe"?

    Do we write, "I visited Genoca Kingdom or Genoca kingdom?"

    Do we write, "Houston State is large or Houston state is large" ?

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo1980 View Post
    Hi,

    If a tribe is called Braves, do we write, "I passed by Braves Tribe or Braves tribe"?

    Do we write, "I visited Genoca Kingdom or Genoca kingdom?"

    Do we write, "Houston State is large or Houston state is large" ?
    If the name of the tribe is "Braves", I would write "Braves tribe".

    "Kingdom" is a little trickier. I would need to know more about that.

    I don't know what "Houston State/state" refers to. If it is the university, it is "Sam Houston State".

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo1980 View Post
    Hi,

    If a tribe is called Braves, do we write, "I passed by Braves Tribe or Braves tribe"?
    When you say "I passed by", do you mean "I walked past them"? If so, "I passed by the Braves" or "I passed by the Braves tribe".

    Do we write, "I visited Genoca Kingdom or Genoca kingdom?"
    It depends on whether the official name of the place is "Genoca Kingdom", "Genoca" or even "The Kingdom of Genoca". I've never heard of Genoca.

    Do we write, "Houston State is large or Houston state is large"?
    You don't need to use "state" at all. Houston is a city, not a state.
    See above in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

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    If the name of the tribe is "Braves", I would write "Braves tribe".

    "Kingdom" is a little trickier. I would need to know more about that.

    I don't know what "Houston State/state" refers to. If it is the university, it is "Sam Houston State".
    I am talking about the state itself not the university

    So, do we write, "I visited Texas state, or I visited Texas State"?

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?


    Hi,

    If a tribe is called Braves, do we write, "I passed by Braves Tribe or Braves tribe"?
    When you say "I passed by", do you mean "I walked past them"? If so, "I passed by the Braves" or "I passed by the Braves tribe".

    Do we write, "I visited Genoca Kingdom or Genoca kingdom?"
    It depends on whether the official name of the place is "Genoca Kingdom", "Genoca" or even "The Kingdom of Genoca". I've never heard of Genoca.

    Do we write, "Houston State is large or Houston state is large"?
    You don't need to use "state" at all. Houston is a city, not a state.
    Regarding the kingdom, I am writing a novel and I am calling a kingdom Genoca, so should I write "I visited Genoca Kingdom or Genoca kingdom"?

    Regarding Houston replace it with Texas, do we write, "I visited Texas state, or I visited Texas State"?

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo1980 View Post
    I am talking about the state itself not the university

    So, do we write, "I visited Texas state, or I visited Texas State"?
    "I visited Texas" is what most people would say. If you really want to use "state", say "I visited the state of Texas".

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo1980 View Post
    Regarding the kingdom, I am writing a novel and I am calling a kingdom Genoca, so should I write "I visited Genoca Kingdom or Genoca kingdom"?

    Regarding Houston replace it with Texas, do we write, "I visited Texas state, or I visited Texas State"?
    The question about Texas was answered by bhai. As to your kingdom question, knowing nothing else, I lean toward capitalizing "kingdom".

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The question about Texas was answered by bhai. As to your kingdom question, knowing nothing else, I lean toward capitalizing "kingdom".
    If we capitalize kingdom in Genoca Kingdom, why don't we capitalize tribe in the Braves tribe?

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo1980 View Post
    If we capitalize kingdom in Genoca Kingdom, why don't we capitalize tribe in the Braves tribe?
    I am not insisting on that. In general, however, there are many more tribes than there are kingdoms.

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    Re: Braves Tribe or Braves tribe?

    It depends on whether you decide that Genoca Kingdom is the name of the country.

    The English kingdom/The kingdom of England first appeared as a recognisable state in the ninth century. The word 'kingdom' is not used as a name.
    The Kingdom of Belgium is a Federal Monarchy. I have used the official name of the country.

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