Do you capitalize the cardinal directions?

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Not necessarily.
  • When talking about a general direction, the word is often not capitalised, example: the north side of the house.
  • Place names are capitalised: East Sussex, West Virginia, South Africa.
  • In other cases, adjectives and nouns normally begin with small letters: Go south for three miles, then go east for another three miles. There is a cold north wind.
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What are cardinal directions?

Cardinal directions are north, south, east, and west. Intermediatedirections are northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast

When do you capitalize directions?

They are capitalized when they are used as proper nouns or names, as in North America, or the Southeastern Theatre Conference. When used to give directions, they remain low

Do you capitalize cardinal directions?

Basically, directions are not capitalized. Capitalize directions when they designate geographical parts of the country, region or city or when used as part of proper names to

What is a direction between the cardinal directions?

There are four cardinal directions -North -East -South -West The directions between the cardinal directions are called intermediate directions -The direction between North an

Why are the cardinal directions called 'cardinal directions'?

The four cardinal directions are referred to as cardinal because they are the four main origin directions. if you look up the word cardinal in the dictionary one of the defini
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Are the cardinal directions capitalized?

According to Webster's New Essential Writer's Companion, you should not capitalize the cardinal directions or compass points, north, south, east and west. However, if you are