Those Capital Letters…

Margie Wakeman Wells General, Uncategorized 4 Comments

Just a reminder that, when using direct address, titles are capped and words that are just designations are not capped.
…I want to know, Officer, where you were.
…Show us, Detective, how you did that.
…Tell me, sir, how far you went.
…Would you please, hon, hand me the remote.
Happy punctuating!
Margie

Comments 4

  1. Can u please advise when referring to Jones in Jones v Commonwealth, we italicize case cites but what about just the case name when they refer to, “In the brown case”? Do we italicize Brown? Thank u.

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      Hi, Cathy.

      If it is a settled case that is being cited, the name alone still gets italics.

      Hope this helps.

      Margie

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      Hi, Paris.

      “Mr.,” the abbreviation, is always abbreviated in front of a name. The word “mister” would be a designation when it is used in something like “Hey, mister, what do you think you are doing?”

      Hope this helps.

      Margie

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