COMMUNICATION TIP #95
When do we capitalize the words team, mom, dad, boss, president, friend, sister, pastor, father, etc?
- When they are used INSTEAD of names. (They become the name.)
- Tell Dad to call Sister.
- Good morning, Team.
- Right way, Boss!
- Pick up Giraffe and put him in the toy box.
We do not capitalize when they are used as a general title. (Example: Tell my mom to call her boss. I told the boss I’d do it right way. Pick up the giraffe and put him in the toy box.)
Usually, I see people not capitalizing when they need to. I believe it’s because many of us have forgotten this rule along the way.
Go for it, Friend!