When to Capitalize Seasons
Whether you are an enterprising free lancer, amateur storyteller or simply an enthusiastic writer, there are times when you feel stuck in your writing, and one of the hardest things to learn about good writing is correct capitalization.
Seasons (as in summer, winter, autumn and spring) can be either small letter and capitalized, depending on your writing. Here are some examples when seasons should be capitalized:
· Beginning of a sentence
If the season comes at the start of your sentence, it should definitely be capitalized. For example:
Summer marks the start of bikinis, sunbathing and long walks down the beach at sunset.
Autumn Sale! Mark down Prices
· Proper Noun
Many people and establishments actually carry a season as their proper name. For girls, Summer or Autumn is actually a very popular name, and Winter and Spring is actually becoming fast popular as well.
Often, leisure-oriented places such as casinos, hotels and resorts are named after the seasons as well. Spring and Summer denotes a fun, casual time outdoors (which is why resorts use them as their name sometimes), while Autumn and Winter denotes a cozy snuggle and warmth by the fire (great for hotels).
Sometimes, pet owners also use the seasons to name their pets. Since they are used as a proper noun, the seasons should also be capitalized then.
· As Part of a Title
When you are using seasons as part of your title, you should also capitalize the seasons as per the rules of writing titles. For example:
Peter and Jane’s Summer Beach Fun
Sally’s Winter Wonderland
Writing is a very easy and enjoyable task if you are comfortable with doing so. You need to be able practice regularly to hone your skills in writing so that in due time, writing well and correctly would become second nature to you. You will know instinctively when you should capitalize seasons.