use of capital letters

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If a topic in a  primary school is called the enviroment should it begin with a captial letter when being referred to in the report? e.g. In our Environement topic...

asked Jun 16 '13 at 18:18 Pauline Brewin New member

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Possibly. (How's that for a definite answer?)

 

I can't quite decide whether "environment" is being used here as a formal, proper name of something (in which case it should be capitalized) or as a generic description (not capitalized). For example, you might write: "Yesterday in math class, I took a test." Here math class is a generic description and not capitalized. But. In graduate school, I was a teaching associate for a class titled "People and the Built Environment" (capitalized).

 

Not knowing the author's full intention, I would err on the side of capitalizing Enviroment topic.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Jun 16 '13 at 18:36 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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