"A" or "a" (Part 2)

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

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

続けて大文字のレッスンを見てみましょう。


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.

この短い書評を見ながら、いくつかのポイントを見ます。



Giving a date

日付を書く時

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

曜日と月々の名前はすべて大文字にします。名前を短くすると時も、頭文字は大文字にしましょう。


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

Tiles of books and other writings

本と記事の題名

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

本の題名と他の記事種類(詩、短いお話)を書く時は重要の言葉の頭文字を大文字にします。


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

Proper nouns (review)

固有名詞(復習)

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.

今日のブログを読んでいただいてありがとうございます。次回はよく使われるイディオム(慣用語)を見ましょう。




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