CHAPTER21

Capitalization, Abbreviations, and Numbers

In This Chapter

  • When to use capital letters
  • The dangers of inconsistent capitalization
  • The different types of abbreviations
  • How to write numbers, dates, and times

There are many choices available to writers in terms of sentence style, grammar, word choice, and punctuation. There is one final choice too: how to write a letter.

There are two ways to write letters in English: uppercase (ABC) and lowercase (abc). Uppercase letters are also called capital letters, and when you start a word with a capital letter, you’re capitalizing it. There are many situations in English that demand capitalization, ...

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