Professor - capital letter?

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

  1. blueberrymuffin

    blueberrymuffin Senior Member

    English - U.S.

    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

    Oxnard, 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 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.
  5. yuechu Senior Member

    Canada, English
    If you begin an email with "Hello Professor," (without naming the professor), should Professor be capitalized? I think it should, right?

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