Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The rules

From The Chicago Manual of Style blog Shop Talk, an explanation of when to capitalize an initial the.

[Should it be the Left Banke or The Left Banke? I go back and forth. Uh-oh, a nitpicker. Just walk away, Renée.]

comments: 2

Geo-B said...

I always do it, but it seems awkward to say, oh I read about that in a The New Yorker article.

Michael Leddy said...

Ha! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve checked on a newspaper’s title. Now I know it’s The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, even if Chicago likes to leave the the alone.