Titles should be written in title case. This means only using capital letters for the principal words. Articles, conjunctions, and prepositions do not get capital letters unless they start the title. For example:
- The Last of the Mohicans
Using Capital Letters and Lowercase Letters in Titles (Title Case)When writing a name or a title, it is a common convention to only use capital letters to start the principal words. This is called title case.
The principal words in a title are all the words which are not:
Examples of Title CaseHere are some examples of titles in title case:
THE MAIN WORDS ONLY
In title case, do not use capital letters for:
Understanding title case removes the need to think about formatting titles. Some words are short and look awkward when you give them a capital letter. However, if you stick the rules, you will have clear guidance on whether to use a capital or not.
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