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Hi there,
Is it proper to write "Aunt Mary" or "aunt Mary"?

Thank you! 

Cathy
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Hi Cathy,

If you are using "Aunty Mary" as a name (Good morning, Aunt Mary. I went with Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary. -- The same way you'd say "Good morning, Frank" or "I went with Peter and Alice") then use the capitals.

If you are referring to her like this: "I went with my aunt, Mary Smith, and two of my cousins" then it's a generic noun and not part of her title.
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Anonymous:
Cathy,

I had the same question. In a sentence: My aunt Jane is very nice. Does "aunt" have to be capitalized?

Erika
No.

If you write "I think Aunt Jane is very nice" then yes.
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Anonymous:
Uncle Jack
Anonymous:
I found an excellent answer here:
http://www.libraryonline.com/default.asp?pID=48
In short, capitalize if before their name, leave lowercase otherwise.
Anonymous:
I believe the rule is if you use the word "my" you don't capitalize the relative's heading
my aunt
my aunt Mary
Aunt Mary
Anonymous:
Hi Im victoria but what if it just says My aunt the do we capitalize it
Hi,

No.

Clive
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