Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

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iheartlaw
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Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby iheartlaw » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:50 pm

Guy's i have a dumb question.. If I were to write a sentence that said:

"In the Fall of 2009, I began blah blah blah.." Is Fall capitalized?

Thank you.

HBK
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Re: Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby HBK » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:59 pm

See here

Seriously, you're applying to law school and don't know how google works?

iheartlaw
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Re: Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby iheartlaw » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:05 pm

lol i googled that shit, but still wasn't sure. i guess it turns on whether I am using it as a proper noun or not. on google the things i saw said never to capitalize it unless it is in the beginning of a sentence. but i remember somewhere that when you refer to it as a specific point, i.e., a semester, it becomes capitalized. I said my question was dumb, but I bet a lot of people would get this confused.

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Re: Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby HBK » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:08 pm

iheartlaw wrote:lol i googled that shit, but still wasn't sure. i guess it turns on whether I am using it as a proper noun or not. on google the things i saw said never to capitalize it unless it is in the beginning of a sentence. but i remember somewhere that when you refer to it as a specific point, i.e., a semester, it becomes capitalized. I said my question was dumb, but I bet a lot of people would get this confused.


I'm sorry, I was just bustin' your balls. It's been a long day.

iheartlaw
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Re: Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby iheartlaw » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:10 pm

lol it's cool. that lmgtfy is hilarious. bleh... still don't know whether to capitalize it though.

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Re: Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby philosoraptor » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:28 pm

Basic guidelines: Never capitalize it in phrases like "the fall of 2009" or "summer '10." Cap it only if you're a school talking about your own semester (e.g., "Fall 2009 classes"). If you're not a school but want to refer to a semester, call it a semester, not a season.

HyeMart
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Re: Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby HyeMart » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:09 pm

if you begin a sentence with it

tobecomealawyer
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Re: Dumb question but when do I capitalize a season?

Postby tobecomealawyer » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:14 pm

I actually had this same problem today, don't feel bad!

My thought process...

In the Fall of 2008.... (wait).... (is that capitalized?)... (backspace)....

"In September 2008..."




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