英文大寫規則

學術寫作技巧

習慣寫英文的人都知道句子的第一個單字以及我”I”必須要大寫,但除了這些之外,還有很多也需要大寫的部分喔!

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1. People

  • Names of Individuals

    Examples:
    Ashley Lee, Nathan M. Sperry

  • Family:
    Only capitalize when personally addressing an individual.

    Examples:
    “May I have a snack, Mother?” asked Bryan.
    Bryan’s mother nodded her head and went to the kitchen.
    I had dinner with Uncle Joe last night.
    Sarah had dinner with her uncle last night.

  • Titles, ranks, etc.

    Examples:
    Professor McNulty, President Obama, the Queen of Denmark, Dr. Parker

2. Geographical locations:

Only capitalize in specific names.

  • Cities, nations, countries, continents, etc.

    Examples:
    Boston, the United Kingdom, South America

  • Mountains, bodies of water

    Example:
    The Gobi Desert is larger than the deserts in California.

  • Compass directions

    Examples:
    We’re leaving the Northwest and moving down south.

3. Days of the week, months, holidays

Seasons are not capitalized.

Example:
Next Monday is the first day of winter.

4. Celestial bodies:

Only capitalize earth , moon, sun when other celestial bodies are appearing in the sentence.

Examples:
How far is Earth from the Sun?
The sun is a star.

5. Historical events and eras

Examples:
the Ice Age, the Great Depression, World War II

6. Races, nationalities, languages

Examples:
Asians, Swedes, Swedish

7. Religions and religious terms

Examples:
Allah, Buddha, Christianity, God

8. Titles

  • Books, newspapers, magazines

    Examples:
    Things Fall Apart, Seattle Times, National Geographic

  • TV shows, movies

    Examples:
    Game of Thrones, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  • Musical compositions

    Examples:
    Canon in D Major, Strawberry Fields Forever

9. Organizations and brand names

Examples:
American Lung Association, Toyota, Microsoft

 

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