A Seasonal Problem With Capitalization

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13 Comments for “A Seasonal Problem With Capitalization”

Mary Cooney-Glazer

says:

Thank you Kim! Somewhere, back in 1497 when I learned English grammar and spelling, we were told to capitalize seasons. Maybe some other ancient rules are incorrect as well. Recently wondering about using subjunctive mode, ‘if he were’ vs ‘if he was.’ Great to have you here! Mary

says:

Kim, This is so helpful. I have capitalized autumn when I should not have and other seasons too. Your words are simple and should keep me writing it right from now on. Thank you.

Kim Bussey

says:

Thanks, Patricia. I think short and simple (plus a dash of humor) is the key to helping people remember the boring, technical side of writing.

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Hi Kim!

I really appreciate you taking the time to write this piece. Simply put, I didn’t know, and don’t think I’d’ve thought to look it up. So I guess in this case, ignorance was not bliss.

On the other had, I got to learn something new, and that’s always a good thing.

I guess this goes to show- one should listen to an editor. They kinda know what they’re talking about. 😉

Tim

Kim Bussey

says:

LIsten to an editor… words that touched my heart. You would pee yourself laughing if I were to tell some of my horror stories about people who argued that grammar rules were a matter of person choice!!

says:

I appreciate the information concerning capitalizing the seasons. It really helps me as a writer. Please write more informative articles like this one. 🙂

Kim Bussey

says:

I am thinking about writing these little self-editing tip style things more often. Glad you liked it.

Tim Hillebrant

says:

I love this idea for little lesson pieces.
Um…not like you have oodles and oodles of time (real word-oodles, it didn’t have any squiggly marks under it), but have you thought of putting together some kind of book, comprised of these lessons? Cause I think it would sell.
The information is a goldmine. Of the must be protected by dwarves and dragons from evil zombies of ignorance kind.
😀 😀 😀

Tim

Kim Bussey

says:

Thanks for your confidence in me, but there are a bizillion self editing books out there. Besides, I prefer doing it here where I can threaten you all with my red pen.

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