Use Proper Capitalization of Pronouns
It’s simply lazy for a writer not to check the correct spelling and capitalization of pronouns. And remember not to capitalize a civic title, such as president or governor, unless it is used as part of that person’s name. For example, write: “It was time for the governor to speak.” Do not write: “It was time for the Governor to speak.” Similarly, it is correct to write: “It was time for Governor Watkins to speak.” It is incorrect to write: “It was time for governor Watkins to speak.”
Let us set this up as a multiple-choice quiz.
Based on the advice in the paragraph above, what do you think a pronoun is?
A. A noun referring to a professional, such as a governor or an insulation contractor.
B. A proper noun, such as “Watkins” after “Governor.”
C. A noun that gets paid for its work, as opposed to an amateur noun. (“ ‘When I make a word do a lot of work like that,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘I always pay it extra.’ ”)
D. A noun that stands in front of another noun, like “Governor” in front of “Watkins.”
E. A noun written in Donald Trump Capitals, such as Governor or Insulation Contractor.