Why are the seasons of the year (winter, spring, summer, autumn) not capitalized?
AnonymousWhy are the seasons of the year (winter, spring, summer, autumn) not capitalized?Capitalisation tips
- If a title comes BEFORE a name, capitalise it. (Mayor Joe Smith was on television.)
- If a title comes AFTER a name, don't capitalise it. (Joe Smith, mayor, was on television.)
- All national titles are capitalised no matter when/how used. (George W. Bush, President.)
- Capitalise family relationships when used as a name (Mother) but not as a description (my mother).
- Capitalise geographic locations (the South) but not directions (south of the border).
- Capitalise months, days, holidays (June, Monday, Christmas) but not seasons (summer, winter
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I am confused. I am almost certain that I was taught in school that the seasons were always to be capitalized. However, I am now finding that it is not the case. When did this change? I have asked others my age who say the same thing. It seems the rules of grammar are changing and the commentary I find makes it sound like it has always been that way. Was I taught incorrectly or has it changed?