Do mom and dad have capital letters?
I can't wait! - mother does not need a capital 'M' as it is not being used to replace her name. If I said, "I am going to lunch with Mum", it would need a capital letter, but "I am going to lunch with my mum" does not. We should capitalize these words if they are being used as the name of the person.
“Tom said his Bert is having”==not good. You should capitalize “mom” and “dad” when they're being used as proper nouns. The words mom and dad (also grandma and grandpa, et al), should be capitalized when they are used as a proper noun, in place of their given name.
- Capitalize Mom and Dad as a Proper Noun. When you're referring to a specific person, you may be using the proper noun form. In this case, you would capitalize the words "mom" and "dad."
- Q: When a possessive pronoun like “my” is used with a title like “aunt” or “uncle,” is the title capitalized? Normally, a kinship word like “uncle” is capitalized if it appears just before a personal name, as in this version: “At 10, Uncle Bob will arrive by train.” But your example is different because of the “my.”
- Explanation: Words like birthday, anniversary, reunion and gala are lowercase. If you describe an event with a proper name (Lizzy's Surprise 30th Birthday Bash), then it's uppercase. Also, Happy Birthday is capitalized if you write, “Happy Birthday, Zack!”
First of all, "proper noun" isn't one. It should not be capitalized. Note that we all agree that Dear Mom or Dear Dad are appropriate when we are using "Mom" or "Dad" as nicknames. If you're using "Parents" as a nickname to address your parents, I suppose you could make a case for it.
- In other words, capitalize words such as “Mother,” “Father,” “Grandmother,” “Grandfather,” “Son,” “Daughter,” and “Sis” when they are used in place of the person's name. Do not capitalize them when they follow possessive pronouns such as her, his, my, our, your.
- Answer: The first word, all nouns, and all titles are capitalized in the salutation. That's according to The Gregg Reference Manual. Gregg says nothing about the last word. As pronouns, all and everyone would not be capitalized unless they were the first word or part of someone's title, according to Gregg.
- Yes, Father's Day is capitalized when referring to the holiday. Reason #1: While Father's Day is not an official federal holiday, it is considered to be one of the most common celebrations, like Groundhog Day and April Fools' Day. That's why it is always capitalized.
Capitalize words such as Mother, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather, Son, Daughter, and Sis when they are used in place of the person's name. Do not capitalize them when they follow possessive pronouns such as my, your, his, her, our, or your.
- Capitalize names of specific places and institutions (businesses, schools, buildings, parks, etc.) Jon graduated from South Miami High School. no caps - Jerry never finished high school. Capitalize direction words ONLY when they are referring to an area of the country and not a direction.
- However there are times when a word can be used as either a common noun or proper noun and you might get confused as to when you should use the capitalized form. For example, “father” can either be common or proper. One rule for thumb is that if you are using the word as a title and name it should be capitalized.
- It was also signed into legislature as an official holiday with the apostrophe before the 's'. You will never see a card in a Hallmark store writing the holiday name any other way. As for the capitalization questions, all are correct except the second one. "Happy" should not be capitalized before "Mother's Day".
Updated: 28th November 2019