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    singular or plural

    Dear teachers,

    What would you say and why?
    Is / Are the US the biggest State (capitalized ?) in the world ?

    Thank you for your help.
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    Re: singular or plural

    First, the US isn't a state, it's a country. Second, try
    Is (the state of) Texas the biggest state in the US?

    State. Capitalize state only when it follows the name of a state or is part of an imaginative name.

    Washington State, the Empire State, state of Iowa, state funds

    Writing911.com - Capitalization Rules: Eight Words You Usually Shouldn't Capitalize

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    Re: singular or plural

    Thank you Soup.
    Do you also have a page talking about the capitalization of subjects studied in class, such as History, Maths, Physics ?

    All the best,
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    Re: singular or plural

    That's actually an easy one but it confuses most of us. The trick is to remember this, capitalize names and titles. So, for example, if you're writing about the course's title, then capitalize it; e.g., this semester, I am taking Math 101, History 103, and Chemistry 201. Those are the names, titles, of the the courses. If you're writing about a subject, not a course title, then don't capitalize it; e.g., I had math, history, and chemistry today. Those are the subjects I studied, not the names of the courses.

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    Re: singular or plural

    Thank you Soup

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    Re: singular or plural

    You're welcome, hela.

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