Posted by: Mermaid | February 2, 2010

(: تعلم الانجليزية بدون معلم

Although many of us speak English fluently, yet we slip into grammatical/spelling/pronunciation mistakes. I’ll start a series of tips on slips :) Very short ones, yet helpful and we’ll find useful inshallah. The first one is about capitalization in titles (not only articles and book titles, but also in blog posts and in the “subject” in our e-mails as well)



The standard conventions for capitalizing a title in MLA** style are straightforward:

The first letter of every word is capitalized except for articles, coordinating conjunctions, and prepositions.

Articles (“a,” “an,” and “the”), coordinating conjunctions (“for,” “and,” “nor,” “but,” “or,” “yet,” and “so”), and prepositions (words such as “on,” “above,” “below,” “to,” “throughout,” etc.) are NOT capitalized.

The first word is always capitalized, regardless of if it is an article or preposition.


* Source:

** Modern Language Association: a worldly acknowledged style of writing.



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