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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone can answer the following for me. Thanks greatly!

Should "arctic waters" be capitalized? Which of the following is correct?

Question 1:

a) I've been to the arctic waters.

b) I've been to the Arctic Waters.

c) I've been to the Arctic waters.

d) I've been to the arctic Waters.

Question 2:

a) The arctic waters' water level is rising.

b) The Arctic Waters' water level is rising.

c) The Arctic waters' water level is rising.

d) The arctic Waters' water level is rising.

Should "prime minster's office" be capitalized? Which of the following is correct?

Question 3:

a) We received a message from the prime minster's office.

b) We received a message from the Prime Minster's Office.

c) We received a message from the Prime Minster's office.

d) We received a message from the Prime minster's office.

Question 4:

a) The prime minister's office has just been renovated.

b) The Prime Minister's Office has just been renovated.

c) The Prime Minister's office has just been renovated.

d) The Prime minister's office has just been renovated.
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone can answer the following for me. Thanks greatly!

Should "arctic waters" be capitalized? Which of the following is correct?

Question 1:

a) I've been to the arctic waters.

b) I've been to the Arctic Waters.

c) I've been to the Arctic waters.

d) I've been to the arctic Waters.

'The arctic waters', with or without capitalization, is an awkward and uncommon phrase.

I'd say 'I've been to Arctic waters' or better yet, 'I've been to the Arctic'.

Question 2:

a) The arctic waters' water level is rising.

b) The Arctic Waters' water level is rising.

c) The Arctic waters' water level is rising.

d) The arctic Waters' water level is rising.

I'd say 'The level of water in the Arctic is rising' or 'The Arctic water level is rising'.

Should "prime minster's office" be capitalized? It is, in Canada, and often referred to by the abbreviation, 'the PMO'.

Which of the following is correct?

Question 3:

a) We received a message from the prime minster's office.

b) We received a message from the Prime Minster's Office.

c) We received a message from the Prime Minster's office.

d) We received a message from the Prime minster's office.

B and C are acceptable. And A, to a lesser extent.

Question 4:

a) The prime minister's office has just been renovated.

b) The Prime Minister's Office has just been renovated.

c) The Prime Minister's office has just been renovated.

d) The Prime minister's office has just been renovated.

Same comment as for Q3. You have to take the same approach to 'prime' and to 'minister'. Capitalize both, or neither.

Best wishes, Clive
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I'd probably choose C.
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