'a Midwestern college'
the California coast'
are these stmts. capitalized correctly?
The first -- a Midwestern college -- is correctly capitalized. The second -- southwestern pottery -- is not. Like Midwestern, Southwest is -- in this phrase -- the proper name of a region and should be capitalized.
For the third, we need additional context to decide whether it is properly capitalized. The California Coast, as the proper name of a region, is capitalized. However, the California coast, when refering generically to the California coastline (as in "Sir Francis Drake landed somewhere on the California coast"), is not.
I hope this helps.
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