Capitalization Rule-12 in detail with easy examples

Generally, we should capitalize words that denote specific time periods, eras, and historical events that have proper names. However, centuries and numbers before the centuries are not capitalized. This is the capitalization rule number 12

Incorrect

  1. The industrial revolution began in Britain in the eighteenth Century.
  2. Our History-teacher was teaching to us about the stone ages.

Correct.

  1. The industrial revolution began in Britain in the Eighteenth Century.
  2. Our history teacher was teaching to us about the Stone ages.

Which of the following options is correct? Choose the correct option.

  1. a) world war-II!
  2. b) World War-II!

The students are being taught about _______.

Answer: The correct option is “b” because we should capitalize the names of specific historical events.

Are the right words capitalized in the sentence? Answer in one word i.e. Yes or No

This is a chapter about South Africa in the Fifteenth century.

Answer: No (Centuries and numbers before the centuries are not capitalized). The correct sentence is “This is a chapter about South Africa in the fifteenth century.

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