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  1. davede
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    backhoe

    Does one always capitalize the seasons

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    I am not a teacher. That said, writing the season names with lower case initial letters is becoming more common, even in official documents. For example:
    there have been more workplace fatalities in New Zealand during summer (Dec-Feb) followed by autumn (March May)

    A quick scan of the Google "corpus" confirms that "Summer" and 'summer" are both still used a lot.

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    Re: backhoe

    Almost all American style guides will tell you that the seasons are lower case.

    But I'm agog with curiosity - what does it have to do with a backhoe?

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    #4

    Re: backhoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Almost all American style guides will tell you that the seasons are lower case.

    But I'm agog with curiosity - what does it have to do with a backhoe?

    My question exactly.

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    #5

    Re: backhoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Almost all American style guides will tell you that the seasons are lower case.

    But I'm agog with curiosity - what does it have to do with a backhoe?
    Barb's alert and that's good 'cause the world needs more lerts.

    The title sure got your attention, eh, Barb? Would you have come with a boring title like seasons.

    It got my attention.


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    #6

    Re: backhoe

    Objection!

    title is misleading. :)

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