American English Capitalization - Page 2

4. You should capitalize titles when you use them in front of a person's name. You do not capitalize them when you refer to the office rather than the person.

a. Premier Zhou Enlai served China for many years.
b. You should bow when you meet the queen.
c. Queen Elizabeth lived in a great palace.

5. You should capitalize kinship terms when you use them before a name or alone in place of a name. Do not capitalize when you precede with a modifier.

a. I hope my Uncle Tom can come to the party.
b. You must apologize to Mother.
c. My uncle will not speak to us anymore.
d. I did not call my mother on her birthday.

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