Capital Letters with the Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn (Fall), and Winter)
The Quick AnswerThe 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.
Examples of Lowercase and Capital Letters and the SeasonsBelow are some examples of the seasons being used in sentences.
- Where are you going this spring?
- This is the second time I have been skiing this Winter. (In this example, the word Winter does not form part of a proper noun. Therefore, it should be written with a lowercase letter.)
- Let's visit the Winter Palace. (In this example, the word Winter does form part of a proper noun. Therefore, it is correctly written with capital letter.)
- Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. (Victor Hugo)
- There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! (Percy Bysshe)