The seasons are not written with capital letters unless they form part of a name. For example:
- I am leaving in the winter.
- I live near Winter Mountain River.
Capital Letters and the SeasonsThe four seasons (spring, summer, autumn () / fall (), and winter) are not written with capital letters.
The names of the seasons are considered common nouns not proper nouns.
WHEN A SEASON NAME FORMS PART OF A PROPER NOUN
If a season name forms part of a name (i.e., a proper noun), then give it a capital letter. In the examples below, the proper nouns are in bold.
PERSONIFICATION OF THE SEASON NAMES
Be aware that there is a ruling which states that if a season is given a human trait (i.e., personified), then it ought to be given a capital letter. For example:
Capital letters in advertisements
Capital letters and the points of the compass
Capital letters with moons, stars and planets
Using capital letters with proper and common nouns
Capital letters start sentences
What is title case?
Test on using capital letters