Capital venture/ Capitol venture?

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What is the difference between the word capital and capitol? I have seen it spelled both ways. Does it have a different meaning? For example, start a sentence with a capital letter. Or, I need some capital to start my business (this might be slang, I am not sure). Those are two different meanings that I know. Are there more meanings and when do you know when to use capital and when to use capitol? Or maybe capitol is British English? I know they spell words differently sometimes like color with a u – colour.

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They are two different words. Capitol refers to a building. Capital refers to everything else.

The capitol building is in the state capital.

I need capital to get my business going.

link comment answered Aug 29 '13 at 00:59 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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