capitalize spring season
Do I capitalize the seasons of the year such as Spring, Fall, Winter, and Summer when using them in a sentence?
We do not capitalize the seasons of the year.
Nouns referring to things like seasons are capitalized or not based on pretty much pure chance, I think. We capitalize days of the week and month names, but in Spanish they don't even do that. I'm not sure these would technically be considered proper nouns anyway, since they do not refer to an actual object, but a generally-agreed upon standard for naming of time. You might as well ask why "noon" and "midnight" are not capitalized. The answer is the same, they're just not by convention.
|link comment||answered Feb 01 '12 at 15:35 Jennifer Monroy New member|
I know the "rule" is to not capitalize the seasons, but I completely disagree with it. Those are their names and therefore SHOULD ALWAYS be capitalized! Just like the months and days of the week. Part of my job is editing, and it drives me crazy when I have to lowercase them for some publication ... but I always capitalize them in my own writing.
|link comment||answered Jul 30 '14 at 18:57 Lynn Hoffman New member|
It was universally taught in the 1970's that the seasons ARE capitalized. They are the proper names of the times of the year. The words themselves can be used as adjectives (summer dress) or as common nouns (metal spring), but the seaons are proper nouns, such as Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I don't know when (or if) the rules changed, but if they did, it was sometime between my college years and now. Any explanations to the contrary are illogical.
|link comment||answered Oct 14 at 02:07 Joe email@example.com New member|
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