Hey, everybody. This is Kim Siever with Hot
Pepper Communications. We specialize in writing, editing, and social media
management. Today, I want to talk to you about “is wedding anniversary capitalized?”.
I recently saw an example on Facebook. Notice that “wedding anniversary” is capitalized.
I see examples of this fairly often. In fact, capitalization is one of the
writing mistakes I correct most frequently. Here’s the thing: you should
capitalize words in basically only 3 situations. Number one, proper nouns like
Canada, Jane, Saskatchewan. Number two, first word in a sentence, and number
three, the main words in a title. I’m not sure why some people feel it necessary
to capitalize words beyond this. Back to my example. “Wedding anniversary” is not a
proper noun, it’s not the first word in a sentence, and it’s not the main words in
a title. They should have simply been written as “wedding anniversary” with a
lowercase W and a lowercase A. Remember the next time you’re attempted to
capitalize a word to ask yourself if it’s a proper noun, it’s the first word in a
sentence, or if it’s part of a title. Otherwise, just let it be. I hope you like
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