Hi
I am currently filling in job application form where one has to give various examples/tales from life.
I am relating a tale which involves my grandparents, now the query I have is, I am writing a sentences speaking of my grandparents... (example)

"My grandparents had been married for nearly Forty years and had rarely been apart. My grandfather bought a cat, while my grandmother bought a dog. My grandfathers cat ate my grandmothers dog"
Now my question is, should the G in grandmother and the G in grandfather be capitals?
TIA
Tom Burton
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Tom Burton schrieb:
Hi I am currently filling in job application form where one has to give various examples/tales from life. I am ... ate my grandmothers dog" Now my question is, should the G in grandmother and the G in grandfather be capitals?

I'd leave them uncapitalised in the sentences you quote, but the word "forty" shouldn't be capitalised. Also it should be "my grandfather's cat" and "my grandmother's dog".
Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
Hi I am currently filling in job application form where one has to give various examples/tales from life. I am ... ate my grandmothers dog" Now my question is, should the G in grandmother and the G in grandfather be capitals?

No. Nor should the F of forty.

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At 18:46:47 on Wed, 6 Dec 2006, Tom Burton
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Hi I am currently filling in job application form where one has to give various examples/tales from life. I am ... ate my grandmothers dog" Now my question is, should the G in grandmother and the G in grandfather be capitals?

No. If you were referring to them by name, then they would: "Grandfather's cat ate Grandmother's dog" - but not with "my" in front of them. By the way, note the possessive apostrophes which you should use. And "Forty" should read "forty".

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Molly Mockford schrieb:
Hi I am currently filling in job application form where ... G in grandmother and the G in grandfather be capitals?

No. If you were referring to them by name, then they would: "Grandfather's cat ate Grandmother's dog" - but not with "my" in front of them. By the way, note the possessive apostrophes which you should use. And "Forty" should read "forty".

SNAP!
Great minds .. ;-)
Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
No. If you were referring to them by name, then ... apostrophes which you should use. And "Forty" should read "forty".

Apostrophes - Knew that durrrhhh! Silly me - too busy trying to make it so that the prospective employer can't Google for anything within my application.
As for the 'forty' thing... didn't know that. - Live and learn

Thanks All
Tom
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Hi I am currently filling in job application form where one has to give various examples/tales from life. I am ... ate my grandmothers dog" Now my question is, should the G in grandmother and the G in grandfather be capitals?

I am surprised that no one have given you the general rule, which I learned years ago. Don't they teach the rules of grammar these days?

Capitalise the first word of sentences and *Proper nouns" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proper noun

Dave Fawthrop Google Groups is IME the worst* method of accessing usenet. GG subscribers would be well advised get a newsreader, say Agent, and a newsserver, say news.individual.net. These will allow them: to see only *new posts, a killfile, and other goodies.
Hi I am currently filling in job application form where one has to give various examples/tales from life. I am ... ate my grandmothers dog" Now my question is, should the G in grandmother and the G in grandfather be capitals?

Surely you should be asking yourself why you are telling a story about your grandparents' pets in a job application, regardless of grammar.
Apostrophes - Knew that durrrhhh! Silly me - too busy trying to make it so that the prospective employer can't Google for anything within my application. As for the 'forty' thing... didn't know that. - Live and learn Thanks All

Using capitals for grandparents prevents web searching?

I hope that your employer would have something better to do, and would use 'Google' as a noun (with capital) rather than as a pseudo verb. Imagine if your employer favoured say the Alta Vista site as a search - would you say that they were Alta-Vista-ing ?

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