Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:28 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Posts: 16
Hi All,

I have a punctuation question, let say I have a paragraph

I visited Museum of London on sunday, it was fun........................................
............................
............................ The Museum have .........................

So the word museum in last line needs to be capital as it's referring t some specific noun?

similary

John was kind king. He ruled ...............................
.......................... The King used to help people...........................


King should be capital in last line because referring to some specific king?

Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:04 pm
Posts: 1968
I am no expert and hopefully an English teacher will come along and advise you but I would say no to both your examples.
The Museum of London and King John are both capitalised as they are names but subsequent mentions of "the museum was very interesting because...." or "the king told his servants to...." would be treated as a common not a proper noun.
I think they would only be capitalised again if they were being mentioned by name again.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 2:09 pm
Posts: 1201
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
I would have capitalised Sunday in the first example, and also wonder if Museum or King somehow still looks correct when a particular museum or king has already been defined.

However the official website of the Museum of London thinks differently ! https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/about ... ganisation - several occasions where "museum" or "museums" is used when not part of the full title


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 10295
Location: Essex
I can't help thinking that it would be more likely that one would be penalised for not using a capital S for Sunday, than one would be for using a capital M for Museum. Or at least, just as likely. Days of the week having a capital letter is sort of Year 1 stuff, isn't it?

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2020