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    elenah is offline Junior Member
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    King or king?

    Hello,
    Could you please help me?
    in the sentence:

    Edward VIII was the only British king who was abdicated.

    Should I right 'king' with a capital or small letter?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: King or king?

    And "who was abdicated" is wrong. It's "who has [ever] abdicated".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: King or king?

    You should "write" it.

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    Re: King or king?

    You only capitalize it when it's part of a title.

    Edward VIII was a British king who abdicated.
    King Edward VIII reigned for less than a year.
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    Re: King or king?

    Of course, in Skrej's second example sentence, it wouldn't matter what the first word was - it would be capitalised because it's the first word of the sentence.

    5000 people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of King Edward VIII.
    5000 people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Edward VIII, the king of England.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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