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Capitalization of Personal Titles
From each set, pick the capitalization choice that follows the
Government Printing Office Style Manual.
- I told (Judge, judge)
Wapner that I didnít deserve a parking ticket.
- But the (Judge, judge)
made me pay the fine.
- I shouted, "Hey, everybody! Thereís the (President,
president! Mr. President,
president), what are you doing here?"
- Since Bobby Knight was "retired" from Indiana University, I.U.
(President, president) Myles Brand
has become a celebrity expert on the role of sports in university curriculums.
- The (University President,
university president) has been invited to comment on the
subject on national talk shows.
- Call the (Doctor, doctor),
I need more pills.
- "Hello, (Doctor, doctor)
Feelgood--those pills you prescribed arenít working."
- Please ask (Nurse, nurse)
Ratchett to give me some new pills.
- Please ask the (Nurse, nurse)
to give me some new pills.
For an explanation of the capitalization of personal titles, see
Quirks of English.
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