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Offline wileygrrl

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A capitlization Question -- I'm just not sure
« on: August 20, 2006, 11:28:41 PM »
This is going to sound like kind of a dumb question but it has been following me for the last two months as i write on my novel.

When i us the word "mom" should i capitalize it.  A sentence example:

My mom gave me a gift. 

Or, in this scenerio:
"Are you ready to go out to dinner, Mom?"


"Please, Mother, it's time to go."

My mother went to the doctor.

I am not sure.  Did I capitalize correctly in these examples?
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Re: A capitlization Question -- I'm just not sure
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 03:33:22 AM »
Yes, those are all correct. This topic was discussed a while back in the following thread...

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=183.0

Regarding 'mom', you would capitalize this where it is being used in place of the person's name. But in expressions such as 'my mom', lower case is correct.

"Ask Mom if she wants another cup of tea."
"My mom is one in a million."

Hope this helps,

Nick  :)
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Re: A capitlization Question -- I'm just not sure
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006, 11:43:27 AM »
Alternatively, you could use mum  :P :D

Offline wileygrrl

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Re: A capitlization Question -- I'm just not sure
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 09:43:08 PM »
Oh, Alfie, you must be English.  Heeheehee.  We Americans don't say "mum" but i can hear you saying it.
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Re: A capitlization Question -- I'm just not sure
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 10:12:04 PM »
Good question Wileygrrl - I would never have thought of that.

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