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Which is correct?

Posted by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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Question: Which do you do?

Options:

Fall, capital F always

fall, never capital F

Fall, only capital F when it starts a sentence

other


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Total Votes: 19

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My husband was asking about the word Fall as in the season Fall and whether we are to write it with a capital F or not.

Which do you do?

by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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RockEducation
by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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 The F capitalized only if it is used with a proper name/noun. Such as Des Moines Fall Festival.

The F if it starts a sentence is pretty much a no-brainer. LOL




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posh417
by Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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If it's the first word in the sentence or part of a proper name. Lower case otherwise.

hipmomto3
by Bronze Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Well I voted never, and then saw the next option. Obviously if it's the first word of a sentence it should be capitalized (any word should be, I can't think of any exclusions to that rule except perhaps a persnickety business which insists on going by a lowercase spelling - even then, it wouldn't be technically correct). Fall, as a season, is not a proper noun.

You would capitalize it as part of a proper noun - name of something - OR if it were used in a headline or title, you'd follow the headline and title capitalization rules.

http://www.write.com/writing-resources-articles/general-writing/miscellaneous/when-to-capitalize-seasons/

jen2150
by Silver Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Also you could capitalize it if the season is personified with a human trait.
paganbaby
by Silver Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I usually don't unless it's the begining of the sentence. I don't know, is it a proper noun?

mem82
by Platinum Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 7:49 AM
If you use it as a proper noun, a name, it should be capitalized.
KittyLaRie
by on Nov. 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM
I always capitalize it
KittyLaRie
by on Nov. 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM
I always capitalize it
No_Difference
by Silver Member on Nov. 3, 2013 at 9:22 AM

 We don't capitalize winter, spring, and summer, so why capitalize fall? Now if it's being used properly as in it's part of a name of an event, then it should follow proper noun rules, and of course when its at the start of a sentence.

celticdragon77
by on Nov. 3, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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I really love that siggy Kelly.

Quoting RockEducation:

 The F capitalized only if it is used with a proper name/noun. Such as Des Moines Fall Festival.

The F if it starts a sentence is pretty much a no-brainer. LOL


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