Dean's List 2005 or dean's list 2005

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JSyzer

New Member
English
Should I capitalize the name or not if I simply want to say this:

Dean's List 2005
or
dean's list 2005

Thank you.
 
  • If you were to put a name, such as: Dean Kaplan's List 2005...I would use it as Dean.

    If you were to put a title, such as: Dean of Admissions List 2005...I would use it as Dean.

    Is Dean an actual name of a person? If it is, you automatically use Dean.

    I would use Dean, because I don't know if it is the beginning of a sentence or just a title of a website page.
     

    Palcan

    Member
    Canada (English)/(Arabic)
    I'd write it this way: 'Dean's list 2005"
    Names are always capitalized in English. As for 'list', I wouldn't normally capitalize it.

    However. since this is a universal title, then it should capitalized. To be honest with you, I didn't know that it a universal title. We sure don't use it in my university :) We simply say Honours List
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Should I capitalize the name or not if I simply want to say this:

    Dean's List 2005
    or
    dean's list 2005
    If you are talking about a specific list at a specific school and the formal name of that list is "Dean's List," then it is upper-case.

    If, however, the formal name is something else, then it is lower-case.

    These are the normal rules of capitalization.
     
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