When using " n,e,w,or s" as direction  indicator before s proper street name ,how do you decide if it is  part of the street name.  Is it N. 24th St., or n. 24th st ,  and /or is it. w.Williams rd. or W. Williams Rd. or some combination there off? Thank you! Oh yeah, tell me how my grammar is here too, thanks.

asked Jun 02 '13 at 01:14 Ron New member

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It doesn't matter if the abbreviation for north, east, south, or west is part of the street name or not; it is capitalized, so "N. 24th St." and "W. Williams Rd." are correct.

link answered Jun 02 '13 at 03:28 Dr. G Contributor

thanks i don't want my resume to look foolish .. ill do that during the interview lol ...thank you you have been very helpful

RonJun 02 '13 at 13:23

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There is a difference between indicating direction and the name of the street.  The name is a proper noun and may include words such as north and east.  A direction by itself is not a proper noun.  


I travelled south on North Main Street. 
I travelled north on Main Street. 


If you want to look at some interesting street names with north, south, east, and west, look at a map around Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  There is W. North Temple St., N. West Temple St., E. South Temple St. …  

link answered Jun 02 '13 at 04:37 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

So i guess that because N.24th Street turns into S.24th Street that it NOT part of the proper name of the street? It is merely and direction or location indicator , because it is possible to drive north on S.24th street and south on N. 24th St and further "24th St." is one road that traverses the city. It is 24th street always and depending where you are,north part of town or south part of town, the "N" or "S" is indicating ..nonetheless (hate that word lol), capital letters it shall be.Thanks. I'm going to go drive north on N. 24th St. just to see if this all falls into place. I must say,I nearly explained myself back into confusion. lol thank- you again. and excuse my poor grammar and usage. ..OH ENGLISH HOW YOU TAUNT ME. I do love this stuff though.:)....PEACE!!

RonJun 02 '13 at 13:41

i should have read that the first like is exactly opposite of what i meant to say,I think....aargh......... CAPITALS!!!

RonJun 02 '13 at 13:43

No, the name of the street changes from N. 24th Street to S. 24th Street. Even though a street looks like it is all one street, it can have different names along the way.

Patty TJun 05 '13 at 03:41

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The question seems to be answered, but I should say that 'there off' should be 'thereof'.

link comment answered Jun 04 '13 at 01:23 Geoffrey Contributor

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