Capitalization

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Just wondering if I need to capitalize the words below if I am reffering to a thing....

 

The 'bog monster'. Being a name, I would say yes, but not sure and also whether the names of animals need to be capitalized as well at all times- hence, lions, tigers ect:. Any help would be appreciated.

Name Capitalize asked Feb 20 '13 at 22:38 Lee New member

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Since the "bog monster" is just a made-up creature (I hope!), you can really set your own rules for it. But general animal names, like lion and tiger, don't need to be capitalized. 

 

If there are multiple bog monsters, I'd recommend treating it like a common noun and keeping it lowercase. But if there's only one bog monster, you may want to consider treating it like a proper name (like Fluffy or Fido) and capitalizing it.

link answered Feb 20 '13 at 22:50 Actually Holly Expert

Many thanks. There are other bog monsters but they are rarely mentioned and don't come into play and yes, the bog monster is fictional otherwise we would all be covered in mud...lol!!!!!!!

LeeFeb 21 '13 at 00:03

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You always want to capitalize Bog Monster. If you don't, Bog Monster won't be happy.

link comment answered Feb 21 '13 at 00:45 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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no because it not important

link answered Mar 19 '13 at 22:45 mom New member

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momMar 19 '13 at 22:41

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