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Grammar Repair Shop: Summer, spring or Fall?

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Problem: Lisa DiBuono, a legal administrative assistant in Greenwich, Conn., wants to know whether to capitalize seasons.

Lesson: When you're referring to a season, keep it lower case. If the word is part of a formal title, capitalize.


Correct: "We'll begin office renovations in the spring." "The office dress code for summer is more relaxed."


However:
"For the past five years, our Celebrate the Spring picnic for employees' families has drawn hundreds."


Peeved by a common error? Puzzled by perplexing grammar rules? E-mail us at admineditor@NIBM.net with the subject "Grammar."

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