Wednesday, May 7, 2008

When to capitalize points of the compass

from Ruge Rules

The Rule: When points of the compass refer to specific geographical areas or parts of the country, they become proper nouns and are capitalized.

I'm headed east. (a direction, not capitalized)

I'm headed home to the South, where the cotton blooms and blows.

Welcome to East Tennessee, home of the Vols.

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