I am writing a direct quote and using the writers name at the end. should the first name be capitali

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"All young people regardless of sexual orientation or idetity deserve a safe & supportive invironment in which to achieve their full potential."

_Harvey Milk.

See example: _Harvey Milk

asked Oct 27 '12 at 20:46 kim skattebo New member

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Personal names -- whether the first name alone, the last name alone, or all names together -- are ALWAYS capitalized regardless of their position in a sentence.

 

I had the opportunity to meet Harvey Milk while I was in college. He would have objected to being called harvey Milk or Harvey milk -- it is always Harvey Milk, just as you are always Kim Skattebo.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Oct 27 '12 at 22:51 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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