Punctuation and Capitalization

When to capitalize mom or dad in a sentence?

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2011-05-22 05:43:08
2011-05-22 05:43:08

Capitalization is determined by whether a word is a noun or a proper noun. Do not capitalize mom or dad unless there used a a subject

E.G : Mom/Dad, can you get me a car would be an example of when you would capitalize mom and dad

my mom/dad went to the store would be when you would not capitalize mom and dad

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