Capitalization

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Titles and Positions

Governor Pataki

Bob Smith, chairman of the board


Place Names and Place-Related Terms

the South

the East, the Far East, Eastern (when describing Asia or Asian culture), eastern, an easterner, the Middle East, the Near East, Middle Eastern, the Eastern Hemisphere, eastern Europe, Eastern Europe (when discussing the post-WWII division of Europe), the eastern seaboard, the East Coast (when referring to the eastern United States)

Lakes Erie and Superior

the earth

western Pennsylvania

the Big Apple

the Rust Belt

the Upper East Side

the West Coast

the Great Depression

Southern hospitality

Earth


Generations

Generation X

baby boomers


Terms That Begin with Single Letters

T-shirt

A-frame


Names of Races, Ethnic Groups, Nationalities, Peoples, and Social Classes

black

white

African Americans

an African American child

Hispanics

Germans

Asians

Native Americans, American Indians, the First Peoples (in Canada)


Buildings and Other Structures and Streets

the Sears Tower

the Brooklyn Bridge

Seventh and Eighth avenues


Government Terms

the Senate

congressional

the federal government

Congress

the Second Amendment

Social Security


Epochs, Ages, and Historical Events

the Industrial Revolution

the Great Depression

a depression

a recession