Is Mom and Dad capitalized in a sentence?
“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.
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.
- Political Parties: Capitalize the name of a political party and the word "party." Use lower case for a general political philosophy. ex.: Democrat, Republican, German Social Democratic Party. Fred's parents were staunch Republicans; at their urging he joined the Party.
- If the word is being used as part of Betty's name, do you write "Great-aunt" or "Great-Aunt"? "Great-Aunt" would be preferred for a number of reasons. And finally, the general rule is that in a capitalized hyphenated compound word, both words are normally capitalized if they are of approximately equal significance.
- 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".
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.
- "Mom" is capitalized when used as a proper noun, but not when used as a common noun: I think Mom likes my new car.
- Nouns name people, places, and things. Every noun can further be classified as common or proper. A proper noun has two distinctive features: 1) it will name a specific [usually a one-of-a-kind] item, and 2) it will begin with a capital letter no matter where it occurs in a sentence.
- 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.
- 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. For example, Mom went to Europe with Dad. Conversely, you would not capitalize if you are referring to your parents. If someone says, “I'll ask my dad,” then no.
- 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.
- You do not need to capitalize the word grandma in the sentence "My grandma says hi" because it is being used to describe the person you are talking about, not as a replacement for her name. This is true for all kinship names, which are words like brother, sister, father, mom, grandma, cousin, and aunt.
Updated: 21st September 2018