Professor - capital letter?

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by blueberrymuffin, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. blueberrymuffin Senior Member

    English - U.S.
    Hello!

    Do I have to use capital letter P for professor when it is not starting a sentence.

    eg: The class went to see Professor Clarke's exhibition at the gallery.

    Why? Why not?

    Thank you!
     
  2. xqby

    xqby Senior Member

    Santa Maria, CA
    English (U.S.)
    It depends, in this case, yes. "Professor Clarke" is a title, so it gets capitalized.

    "We went with Professor Clarke and Reverend Brown."
    "We saw a professor and a reverend."
     
  3. Max_author_to_be Junior Member

    English - Australian
    This is an old thread, but I have a relevant follow on question: In the example stated, if you had a subsequent statement where you refer to the person as the professor, is it correct to use a capital?

    "We went to see the Professor to ask him a question."
     
  4. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    No, I wouldn't capitalize it.
     

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