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"A" or "a" (Part 2)

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

Let's continue our study of capitalization in this blog post.


NC Wyeth illustration of Treasure Island

Today is Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Today I've been reading the truly swashbuckling tale of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This late 19th century novel centers on the young Jim Hawkins, a boy who longs for adventure, but sees no end to his working at his family's Admiral Benbow Inn. One fateful day a bedraggled and weary sailor comes to stay and tells Jim and all who care to listen to him, tales of pirates and a buried treasure where "X" marks the spot...

In this short book review there are a few things that are worthy to note.



Giving a date


Days of the week as well and the months of year are all capitalized. Even the first letters of their abbreviation follow this rule.


Incorrect: wednesday, august 7, 2019
Correct: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tiles of books and other writings


Titles of books and other writings such as poems, and short stories have all of their important words capitalized.


Treasure Island, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", and "The Three Little Pigs".

Proper nouns (review)


Again, let me reiterate this point. Names of people like "Robert Louis Stevenson" need to be capitalized as well and the names of places such as the "Admiral Benbow Inn".

もう一度お話しますが、人の名前 (Robert Louis Stevenson) や場所の名前 (Admiral Benbow Inn) の頭文字を大文字にします。


Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful. Next time let's look at a few common idioms.



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