Hey, remember when I used to write grammar tips? They’re back!

Today’s trick is how to keep capitol (“a building housing a legislative assembly”) and capital (we’ll go with “uppercase letters” here for this trick; it’s the most common usage*) straight, spelling-wise.

Just remember that if you mean uppercase letters, use capital with an -al. The trick? You can’t spell “capitAL” without “ALL caps.”


*Bonus tips: “Capital” can also mean “cash or assets” OR “the city that is the center of government.”  Just remember that you can’t spell “capitAL” without “cAsh and Assets”, and you need a mAp to find a capitAl city.