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    Should school be capitalized in this sentence?

    The spring 2001 workshop was held at Chesterfield High School to demonstrate a new aquaponics system that is being developed and to strengthen collaboration between the School and project farmers.


    Since this is referring to a particular school, it should be capitalized - right?
    What is the rule on this?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Should school be capitalized in this sentence?

    No, do not capitalize it.

    It's still a generic noun in that sense, even though you are talking about a specific.

    I went to Boston, and boy, does that city have some good restaurants - you wouldn't capitalize city, right? Even if it were:
    I went to New York City, and that city has fabulous night life.


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    Re: Should school be capitalized in this sentence?

    That makes sense. Thank you for your good example.

    Cindy

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