An Interesting Case for Capitalization


We all know you capitalize the first word in a sentence, peoples’ names, dates, states, and countries. Here’s a new rule:

One of those three surprises involves an anomalous form of creature, a whole category of life, previously unsuspected and now known as the archaea. (Their name gets uppercased when used as a formal taxonomic category: Archaea.) 

From Delancy Place. I think this link will go to the article:

So I guess, when you want (or should I say need?) to be formal, you can capitalize, eh? Well, in scientific lists, anyway…

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